Adjective "lackadaisical" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  1. 'I don't want people to get the impression the school will have a lackadaisical approach to teaching though.'
  2. 'The President is remarkably lackadaisical about finding the senior administration official who leaked the identity of a CIA operative.'
  3. 'The lackadaisical attitude of the members is one of the main impediments to the club expanding its activities.'
  4. 'There was a lackadaisical attitude to the extension of the copyright term in the European Union.'


1. without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic: a lackadaisical attempt.

2. lazy; indolent: a lackadaisical fellow.

More examples(as adjective)

"owners can be lackadaisical about things."

"trades can be lackadaisical down heres."

"trades can be lackadaisical."

"people can be lackadaisical."

"ways can be lackadaisical."

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Mid 18th century (also in the sense ‘feebly sentimental’): from lackaday or its obsolete extended form lackadaisy.