Synonyms for (adjective) lazy

Synonyms: indolent, otiose, slothful, work-shy, lazy, faineant

Definition: disinclined to work or exertion

Usage: faineant kings under whose rule the country languished; an indolent hanger-on; too lazy to wash the dishes; shiftless idle youth; slothful employees; the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy

Similar words: idle

Definition: not in action or at work

Usage: an idle laborer; idle drifters; the idle rich; an idle mind


Synonyms: lazy

Definition: moving slowly and gently

Usage: up a lazy river; lazy white clouds; at a lazy pace

Similar words: slow

Definition: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

Usage: a slow walker; the slow lane of traffic; her steps were slow; he was slow in reacting to the news; slow but steady growth