lackadaisically


lackadaisically

adjective

  1. without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic: a lackadaisical attempt.
  2. lazy; indolent: a lackadaisical fellow.

adjective

  1. lacking vitality and purpose
  2. lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way

adj.1768 (Sterne), from interjection lackadaisy “alas, alack” (1748), an alteration of lack-a-day (1690s), from alack the day (1590s). Hence, “given to crying ‘lack-a-day,’ vapidly sentimental.” Sense probably altered by influence of lax. Related: Lackadaisically.

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