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Lackadaisical

Updated: Nov 16

Pronunciation: [ lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]


Definition: adjective

without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic

Origin: 1760; English


Etymology: from lackaday or its obsolete extended form lackadaisy


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • slothful

  • unambitious

  • idle

  • careless

  • lazy

  • lax

  • unenthusiastic

  • halfhearted

  • uninterested

Example: His lack of preparation for that presentation really exposed his lackadaisical work ethic.

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