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.]
Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.
Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.
"The night owl's lazy
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
Lazy tongs, a system of jointed bars capable of great extension, originally made for picking up something at a distance, now variously applied in machinery.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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