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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ People who left school unable to read were often dismissed as lazy.
▪ The homeless and those on welfare are despised as lazy or dishonest.
▪ Unemployed people are described as lazy, scroungers, living off the tax payer, etc.
▪ Always so polite with the Archbishop, a fawning, cloying, false man. As lazy as any Negro.
▪ Many welfare opponents vilify recipients as lazy and immoral cheats and con artists.
▪ They are as lazy ill breaking down as they, are ill building tip.
▪ This happened in Wimbledon, too. people were simply too lazy to try and remember.
▪ Emma Quashie reproached him from back in the doorway where she had gone, too lazy to chase the boy.
▪ I am too lazy to be shopping around for the best rate every three years.
▪ They only ran the tractors during the daytime-they were too lazy to run them at night.
▪ The purplish thing drifted on to the beach, but I felt too lazy to walk over and examine it.
▪ What would happen if we all parked where we pleased just because we were too lazy to park properly?
▪ And we're too lazy to do any gardening.
▪ No, he is too lazy.
▪ Or you can simply opt out and discover some of the best ways to spend lazy days.
▪ Long lazy days, trips to the beach and James Taylor at the local amphitheater.
▪ Ahhh ... those lazy days of spooning mayonnaise.
▪ The beach is all of fifty metres away across the road and is great for lazy days sunbathing.
lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar
▪ I've been stood out there ages! - Anyway, why aren't you dressed yet, you lazy beggar?
talk about lazy/cheap/hungry etc
▪ a lazy afternoon
▪ a lazy river
▪ Get up, you lazy thing! It's nearly lunchtime.
▪ He's too lazy to cook himself dinner.
▪ Marian didn't do well at school. She was intelligent, but very lazy.
▪ The lazy days of summer are finally here.
▪ We spent a lazy afternoon at the beach.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lazy \La"zy\, a. [Compar. Lazier; superl. Laziest.] [OE. lasie, laesic, of uncertain origin; cf. F. las tired, L. lassus, akin to E. late; or cf. LG. losig, lesig.]

  1. Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.

  2. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream. ``The night owl's lazy flight.''

  3. Wicked; vicious. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    --B. Jonson.

    Lazy tongs, a system of jointed bars capable of great extension, originally made for picking up something at a distance, now variously applied in machinery.

    Syn: Idle; indolent; sluggish; slothful. See Idle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1540s, laysy, of unknown origin. Replaced native slack, slothful, and idle as the main word expressing the notion of "averse to work." In 19c. thought to be from lay (v.) as tipsy from tip. Skeat is responsible for the prevailing modern view that it probably comes from Low German, from a source such as Middle Low German laisch "weak, feeble, tired," modern Low German läösig, early modern Dutch leuzig, all of which may go back to the PIE root *(s)leg- "slack." According to Weekley, the -z- sound disqualifies a connection with French lassé "tired" or German lassig "lazy, weary, tired." A supposed dialectal meaning "naught, bad," if it is the original sense, may tie the word to Old Norse lasenn "dilapidated," lasmøyrr "decrepit, fragile," root of Icelandic las-furða "ailing," las-leiki "ailment." Lazy Susan is from 1917. Grose ("Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1788) has Lazy Man's Load: "Lazy people frequently take up more than they can safely carry, to save the trouble of coming a second time."\n

  1. 1 Unwilling to do work or make an effort. 2 Requiring little or no effort. 3 relaxed or leisurely. 4 (label en optometry) Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles. 5 (label en cattle branding) Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical. 6 (label en comptheory) Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required. 7 (label en UK obsolete or dialect) wicked; vicious v

  2. (label en informal) To laze, act in a lazy manner

  1. adj. moving slowly and gently; "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"

  2. disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy" [syn: faineant, indolent, otiose, slothful, work-shy]

  3. [also: laziest, lazier]


Lazy may refer to:

  • Laziness, a lack of desire to expend effort
  • Lazy (Orlová), a former village now part of the town of Orlová in the Czech Republic
Lazy (album)

Following two 7" singles (one being a split with Linda Heck), Shangri-La Records released the seven song 10" EP, Lazy in 1994. Two years later it would be expanded into More Than Lazy. Like other Hot Monkey releases, Lazy features song elements and lyrics that would later be recorded by the Grifters. The short instrumental "4 Eyes" features the lead guitar riff of Crappin' You Negative's "Cinnamon", "Steam" would become "Stream" on the Grifters' 1995 single for Derivative Records.

The dead vinyl of Side A is etched with the words, "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", while Side B carries the words, "Try It On Headphones"

Lazy (Suede song)

"Lazy" is the fourth single from the album Coming Up by Suede, released on April 7, 1997, on Nude Records. It was also the fourth single from the album to reach the top ten, peaking at number nine.

The video for the title song was directed by Pedro Romhanyi, who previously made the video for the band's songs, " Animal Nitrate", " Beautiful Ones" and " Saturday Night", making this his third video from the album. "Lazy" was produced by Ed Buller, other tracks by Bruce Lampcov.

The song "Digging a Hole" on CD2 features keyboard player Neil Codling on lead vocals.

Lazy (Deep Purple song)

"Lazy" is a song by Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head. A live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year.

The song starts out as an instrumental, keyboardist Jon Lord plays an overdriven Hammond organ intro, followed by the main riff and with the solo swapping between him and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Vocalist Ian Gillan comes in with the vocals later in the song. He also uses harmonica both on the studio version and live. At over 7 minutes long, it is the longest track on the album, and live versions were often extended past 10 minutes.

The live version on Made in Japan features a theme from Hugo Alfvén's "Swedish Rhapsody #1", played by Ritchie Blackmore as a part of his solo. Additionally, Jon Lord includes the riff from the C Jam Blues in the intro. Ritchie Blackmore would sometimes include the main riff from "Lazy" in live performances of the song " Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow. Gillan defined the song as rhythm and blues.

Later live performances after the band's reunion in 1984 tended to be much shorter, cutting out the intro and one of the verses. However, more recent performances with Steve Morse have gone back to the original arrangement.

Readers of Guitar World voted "Lazy" the 74th greatest guitar solo of all time.

Sections of this song were often used in Australia on the Channel 9 Wide World of Sports program when cutting to an ad.

Lazy (Orlová)

( Polish: ) is a village in Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. It was a separate municipality but became administratively a part of Orlová in 1946. It has a population of 274.

The name is cultural in origin and in Polish denotes an arable area obtained by slash-and-burn technique.

Lazy (Irving Berlin song)

"Lazy" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1924. It is best known today by a performance of the song by Marilyn Monroe in the motion picture There's No Business Like Show Business.

Łazy (disambiguation)

Łazy is a town in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. The name is cultural in origin and commonly found in Slavic languages denoting an arable area obtained by slash-and-burn technique.

Łazy may also refer to the following places:

  • Łazy, Greater Poland Voivodeship (west-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Bochnia County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Kraków County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, part of the Bieżanów-Prokocim district of Kraków
  • Łazy, Miechów County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Oświęcim County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Bełchatów County in Łódź Voivodeship (central Poland)
  • Łazy, Radomsko County in Łódź Voivodeship (central Poland)
  • Łazy, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (south-west Poland)
  • Łazy, Lublin Voivodeship (east Poland)
  • Łazy, Gmina Gubin in Lubusz Voivodeship (west Poland)
  • Łazy, Żary County in Lubusz Voiovdeship (west Poland)
  • Łazy, Maków County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Ostrołęka County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Piaseczno County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Przasnysz County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Sierpc County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Szydłowiec County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Warsaw West County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Węgrów County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Żuromin County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Łazy, Opole Voivodeship (south-west Poland)
  • Łazy, Podlaskie Voivodeship (north-east Poland)
  • Łazy, Bielsko County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Częstochowa County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Lubliniec County in Silesian Voivodeship (south Poland)
  • Łazy, Jarosław County in Subcarpathian Voivodeship (south-east Poland)
  • Łazy, Gmina Rymanów in Subcarpathian Voivodeship (south-east Poland)
  • Łazy, Koszalin County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (north-west Poland)
  • Łazy, Myślibórz County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship (north-west Poland)
  • Lazy (Orlová), village, now part of the town of Orlová, Czech Republic
Lazy (band)

is a Japanese rock band originally founded in 1977 by young classmates Hironobu Kageyama, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Akira Takasaki.

Lazy (X-Press 2 song)

"Lazy" is a single by English house duo X-Press 2, featuring vocals from Scottish-born American singer David Byrne. It was written and produced by X-Press 2 and co-written by Byrne. The song was released in April 2002 through Skint Records and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, held off number one by " Unchained Melody" by Gareth Gates, and spent four weeks in the UK top 10.

"Lazy" won the Ivors Dance Award at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2003.


Łazy is a town in Zawiercie County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. Until 1947 the town was the seat of the Rokitno Szlacheckie municipality. In the years 1975-1998 the town administratively belonged to the Katowice province. According to data from December 31, 2004 the town has 7,242 inhabitants. During World War II, German occupiers changed the name to Lazy then to Lasern without a legislative decree. Łazy belongs to the province of Lesser Poland, and since its foundation until the Partitions of Poland, it was part of Krakow Voivodeship.

In the Middle Ages, in the area of today’s Łazy were five settlements: Grabowa, Niegowonice, Wiesiolka, Wysoka and Ciagowice. Another village, which today is located within boundaries of Łazy, Chruszczobrod, belonged to the Duchy of Siewierz, which was incorporated into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1790. In the year 1386, King Wladyslaw Jagiello granted the villages of Niegowonice, Wiesiolka, Wysoka, Grabowa and Rokitno Szlacheckie ro Wlodek of Charbinowice, the starosta of Lublin and czesnik of Kraków. Until 1795, Grabowa, Hutki Kanki and Niegowoniczki belonged to Lelow County, while Niegowonice, Wiesió∏ka,Wysoka, Ciagowice, Rokitno Szlacheckie and Turza were part of Kraków County. During the Swedish invasion of Poland, the area of today’s Łazy witnessed heavy fighting and destruction. Stanislaw Warszycki, owner of the so-called Ogrodzieniec Properties, fought Swedish invaders. As a result, the Ogrodzieniec Castle was destroyed, together with numerous villages, such as Grabowa, with its fortified stronghold on the Lesser Poland - Silesian border.

After the Third Partition of Poland (1795), the boundary between the Kingdom of Prussia and the Habsburg Empire was established on the upper Pilica river. The area of Łazy was seized by Prussia, as part of the province of New Silesia. In 1807, after the Treaties of Tilsit, it was annexed by the Duchy of Warsaw, which in 1815 became Russian-controlled Congress Poland, and remained part of Russian Empire until World War I. The village of Łazy for the first time appeared on maps in ca. 1790. It remained a small settlement, located next to the much larger village of Rokitno Szlacheckie. Łazy owes its development to the construction of the Warsaw–Vienna railway (completed in 1848). During the January Uprising, a skirmish between Polish rebels and Russian troops took place near Lazy on March 22, 1863.

Until 1927, Łazy belonged to the gmina of Rokitno Szlacheckie, Bedzin County. In the Second Polish Republic, it was originally part of Kielce Voivodeship, and on January 1, 1927, the gmina of Rokitno Szlacheckie was transferred to Zawiercie County. The village of Lazy was captured by the Wehrmacht in early September 1939, and remained in German hands until January 20, 1945. After the war, the government of People's Republic of Poland transferred Łazy to Katowice Voivodeship, creating the gmina of Łazy in late 1945.

In Communist Poland, Łazy was a local center of industry, with Cement Works Wysoka, Pottery Plant, and large cargo depot of Polish State Railways. In the late 1940s, houses of culture, cinemas and libraries were opened in the gmina of Łazy. The village went through the period of quick development in the 1960s, when waterworks and electrification program were completed. Finally, on January 1, 1967, Łazy received town charter.

Usage examples of "lazy".

Sagebrush became convinced that the short, apish marauder was as much a stranger to the Lazy Y men as to himself.

Lazy Y foreman, went to the spot where he had caught the mysterious, apish gentleman examining the box, and searched industriously for half an hour before he found what he wanted--the sheet of paper the apish fellow had dropped.

Towards warkin aw dooant mich incline, An awm ommost too lazy to think.

She lay back on the bed, staring through the transparent roof at the lazy winding valleys beyond the dimming axial light-tube.

As I would soon learn, Baggy was too lazy to check sources and dig for anything interesting, and it was not unusual for his front page story to be some dull account of a boundary dispute or a wife beating.

A Mandan town might beb usy in winter, with people going from lodge to lodge visiting, with children playing in the snow, with men going down to the steam huts for their baths, but a Mandan town was otherwise calm and lazy.

Darius Bonhomme slowly paddled the jon boat along the lazy current of the Loxahatchee River.

The women do most of the work, while their lazy lords drink up the chicha and swing in their hammocks, or possibly do a little hunting.

Remembering what Farder Coram had said, she tried to focus her mind on three symbols taken at random, and clicked the hands round to point at them, and found that if she held the alethiometer just so in her palms and gazed at it in a particular lazy way, as she thought of it, the long needle would begin to move more purposefully.

As she moved to serve an old cuss at the far end things got back to normal for a lazy afternoon in a taproom.

A curly-haired dog which had been spending the night on a dry dunghill now rose in lazy fashion and, wagging its tail, walked slowly across the courtyard.

By God, everyone knows Bardo is the laziest man in the City, so if I can drink kalla and remembrance the Eddas, anyone can.

According to these books, the result of having lived with a brain which we think we direct using a kind of tiller, but which actually is continually affected by cross-winds, occasional storms, rain and warm sun that provokes us into lazy days, is that we have evolved a series of memories with different flavours.

Thinking of foamless waves made him remember lazy days spent on Lake Michigan.

The guildhall meetings they all troop into to mutter, over fine wines that would pay to feed fifteen starving families, about how the average guildsman is fundamentally lazy .