laziness [n] unwillingness to work, be active apathy, dilatoriness, do-nothingness, dormancy, dreaminess, drowsiness, dullness, faineance, faineancy, heaviness, idleness, inactivity, indolence, inertia, inertness, lackadaisicalness, languidness, languorousness, laxness, leadenness, leisureliness, lethargy, listlessness, neglectfulness, negligence, otioseness, otiosity, passivity, remissness, slackness, sleepiness, sloth, slothfulness, slowness, sluggishness, stolidity, supineness, tardiness, torpescence, torpidness, weariness; concepts 411,633 —Ant. activity, diligence, hard work, industriousness, industry, liveliness

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  • Laziness — La zi*ness, n. The state or quality of being lazy. [1913 Webster] Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him. Franklin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laziness — index inertia, laches, languor, laxity, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • laziness — (n.) 1570s, from LAZY (Cf. lazy) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Laziness — For the computer science concept, see Lazy evaluation. Laziness (also called indolence) is a disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so. It is often used as a pejorative; related terms for a person seen to be lazy… …   Wikipedia

  • laziness — tingis statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Mokymosi ar darbo vengimo būsena, atsirandanti dėl motyvacijos susilpnėjimo. Ją sukelia asmenybės vystymosi (mokymosi ar darbo) sunkumai, nesutarimai su mokytojais, tėvais, draugais. Tingio priežastys …   Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • laziness — lazy ► ADJECTIVE (lazier, laziest) 1) unwilling to work or use energy. 2) showing or characterized by a lack of effort or care. DERIVATIVES lazily adverb laziness noun. ORIGIN perhaps related to Low German lasich languid, idle …   English terms dictionary

  • laziness — noun 1. apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins) • Syn: ↑sloth, ↑acedia • Derivationally related forms: ↑lazy • Hypernyms: ↑mortal sin, ↑deadly sin …   Useful english dictionary

  • laziness — noun see lazy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laziness — See lazily. * * * …   Universalium

  • laziness — noun The quality of being lazy …   Wiktionary

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