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. Bacon.
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2. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream. "The night owl's lazy flight." Shak.
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3. Wicked; vicious. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] B. Jonson.
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Lazy tongs, a system of jointed bars capable of great extension, originally made for picking up something at a distance, now variously applied in machinery.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.
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