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Laziness


LA'ZINESS, noun [from lazy.]

1. The state or quality of being lazy; indisposition to action or exertion; indolence; sluggishness; heaviness in motion; habitual sloth. laziness differs from idleness; the latter being a mere defect or cessation of action, but laziness is sloth, with natural or habitual disinclination to action.

Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

2. Slowness; tardiness.