lazy definition, meaning - what is lazy in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lazy”

See all translations

lazy

adjective uk   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 beach sunbathing.
More examples
lazily
adverb uk   us   /-zɪ.li/
Palm trees swayed lazily in the soft breeze.
laziness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
B2 I could go to the gym - it's just laziness that stops me.
Translations of “lazy”
in Arabic كَسول…
in Korean 게으른…
in Malaysian malas…
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 Vietnamese lười nhác…
in Spanish perezoso, vago…
in Portuguese preguiçoso…
in Thai เกียจคร้าน…
in German faul…
in Catalan mandrós…
in Japanese 怠け者の, くつろいだ…
in Indonesian malas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懒的,懒惰的, 悠闲的,舒缓的…
(Definition of lazy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lazy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “lazy”

Definitions of “lazy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More