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lazy

adjective [-er/-est only]  /ˈleɪ·zi/ us  
not willing or not wanting to work or use effort to do something: If you weren’t so lazy we could start fixing 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 afternoon sunbathing on the beach.
laziness
noun [U]  /ˈleɪ·zi·nəs/
Translations of “lazy”
in Korean 게으른…
in Arabic كَسول…
in French paresseux…
in Turkish tembel, haylaz, ağır…
in Italian pigro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懶的,懶惰的, 悠閒的,舒緩的…
in Russian ленивый, беззаботный…
in Polish leniwy…
in Spanish perezoso, vago…
in Portuguese preguiçoso…
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…
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