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LA'ZY, adjective [Latin laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]

1. Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor; heavy in motion.

Wicked men will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and spend victuals.

2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with labor; as a lazy stream.

The night-owl's lazy flight.