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"lazy" in British English

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lazyadjective

uk   /ˈleɪ.zi/  us   /ˈleɪ.zi/
A2 disapproving not ​willing to ​work or use any ​effort: Managers had ​complained that the ​workers were lazy and ​unreliable. Get out of ​bed, you lazy thing! He's too lazy to ​walk to ​work.
B2 approving slow and ​relaxed: We ​spent a lazy ​day on the ​beachsunbathing.

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lazily
adverb uk   /ˈleɪ.zəl.i/  us   /ˈleɪ.zəl.i/
Palm ​treesswayed lazily in the ​softbreeze.
laziness
noun [U] uk   /ˈleɪ.zi.nəs/  us   /ˈleɪ.zi.nəs/
B2 I could go to the ​gym - it's just laziness that ​stops me.
(Definition of lazy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lazy" in American English

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lazyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈleɪ·zi/
not ​willing or not ​wanting to ​work or use ​effort to do something: If you weren’t so lazy we could ​startfixing up the ​house.
If you ​describe an ​event or ​activity as lazy, you ​mean that it is ​slow and ​gentle, or does not ​involve much ​effort: a lazy ​breeze We ​spent a lazy ​afternoonsunbathing on the ​beach.
laziness
noun [U]  /ˈleɪ·zi·nəs/
(Definition of lazy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lazy" in Business English

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lazyadjective

uk   us   /ˈleɪzi/
not ​willing to ​work hard or make an ​effort: His ​linemanagerfelt that he was brilliant but lazy.
(Definition of lazy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lazy”
in Korean 게으른…
in Arabic كَسول…
in Malaysian malas…
in French paresseux…
in Russian ленивый, беззаботный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懶的,懶惰的, 悠閒的,舒緩的…
in Italian pigro…
in Turkish tembel, haylaz, ağır…
in Polish leniwy…
in Spanish perezoso, vago…
in Vietnamese lười nhác…
in Portuguese preguiçoso…
in Thai เกียจคร้าน…
in German faul…
in Catalan mandrós…
in Japanese 怠け者の, くつろいだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懒的,懒惰的, 悠闲的,舒缓的…
in Indonesian malas…
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