(superl.) Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.
(superl.) Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.
(superl.) Wicked; vicious.
(1) The "lazy-T" technique consists of a surgical horizontal and vertical shortening of the involved portion of the lower eyelid.
(2) In February last year the BBC was forced to apologise to the Mexican ambassador after a joke made by the three presenters that the nation's cars were like the people "lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat".
(3) Extensive research among the Afghan National Army – 68 focus groups – and US military personnel alike concluded: "One group sees the other as a bunch of violent, reckless, intrusive, arrogant, self-serving profane, infidel bullies hiding behind high technology; and the other group [the US soldiers] generally views the former as a bunch of cowardly, incompetent, obtuse, thieving, complacent, lazy, pot-smoking, treacherous, and murderous radicals.
(4) But Shukrallah says groups like Dostour are weak not through laziness but because they were not allowed to develop under Mubarak and his predecessors.
(5) Simon Parker, a senior lecturer at the University of York, told the New Statesman that, during the recent dispute over lecturers' pay, his mobile phone number was posted on Facebook, with the instruction to students to give him a call if they felt they had been "fucked over" by the "lazy bastards in the AUT".
(6) For every drop shot that was loose, lazy and tossed away a point, there was another that smacked of insouciant brilliance.
(7) All Cavendishes are lazy by nature, and my entire life has been a battle against indolence.
(8) The logic is transitive and not direct: by “inner cities” Ryan meant black; by describing black men as not “learning” the “value and culture of work” – and since Charles Murray has called poor people “lazy” – Ryan was saying black men were lazy.
(9) Even more pointedly, he attacked the common Republican philosophical refuge of the doctrine of unintended consequences, or, as he put it, “We can’t do anything because we don’t yet know everything.” “The bullshitters have gotten pretty lazy,” he said, and the previous six hours of debate coverage on Fox News could have told you as much.
(10) I see evidence for this every week when I hear otherwise bright and articulate students justify their political opinions with vague, lazy arguments.
(11) In his book Fight the Power , Chuck rails against everything from Hollywood to the sports industry for portraying blacks as 'watermelon stealin', chicken eatin', knee knockin', eye poppin' lazy, crazy, dancin', submissive, Toms.
(12) Hate the smoking ban, HS2, Brussels, travellers, burqas, regulation, tax, Boris, debt, windfarms, quangos, foreign aid, crime, Abu Qatada, Muslims, tuition fees, lazy people, asylum seekers, the hunting ban?
(13) Perpetuating the myth that DLA prevents disabled people from working just stirs the assertion that disabled people are lazy scroungers, when the truth is that they would like nothing more than to work and contribute like everyone else.
(14) Their MPs tend to spend years chipping away at their seats before they win, getting under the skin of places in a way other parties don't, and once elected tend not to get lazy or complacent.
(15) David Miliband's heartache at leadership loss revealed in new Hillary Clinton emails Read more Longtime Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal also wrote a number of memos to the secretary of state on American politics, including one describing the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner, as “louche, alcoholic [and] lazy” while predicting that Mitt Romney would run for president on a ticket with former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, whom he compared to Dick Cheney.
(16) This weather pushes players to be a bit lazy, to lose a bit of tension, a bit of sharpness, after that you pass slow, you do not react to the second balls, the time goes on and on, then when you wake up, it is half-time.
(17) David Ruffley, a Conservative MP on the Treasury select committee, said other risk-taking bankers and lazy regulators should also be examined.
(18) John Byrom, a lazy, self-indulgent 18th-century versifier, had three black hedgehogs on his coat of arms.
(19) Such curiosity is not a big ask, and demanding such rigorous thinking from tutors seems a much more effective way of getting diverse students into top universities than creating a mythical list of "better" subjects, writing them into the league tables and thereby sanctioning the lazy dismissal of anyone who does not fit the mould.
(20) (And the tech, if I wasn’t as lazy, could help me get better at cooking.)
(n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
(n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.
(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
(1) It arguably became too comfortable for Rodgers' team, with complacency and slack defending proving a dangerous brew.
(2) October 23, 2013 And on unemployment: The recent reduction in the unemployment rate [to 7.7%] indicated that slack in the economy was, as anticipated, being eroded as activity picked up.
(3) The press secretary sitting in on the interview looks slack-jawed with shock.
(4) Aside from a couple of slack passes early on, there has been no hint of an Italian breakthrough and the Ticos have carried a threat going forward.
(5) Chelsea simply cannot afford to be so slack in possession.
(6) Experiments were performed to determine the influence of sarcomere length and passive tension on the velocity of unloaded shortening (Vu) as measured by the slack test technique.
(7) The irradiated grafts relaxed less and generated less slack length in the drip environment than the nonirradiated controls.
(8) Executives from companies including Twitter, Netflix and Slack made donations of the $6,000 legal limit, according to campaign finance reports filed on Tuesday.
(9) Unloaded shortening velocity obtained from length steps of different magnitude (slack test) also showed a gradual decrease after the release, consistent with the isotonic release results.
(10) The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue ("I'm a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies"); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele's "subconscious", which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her "inner goddess", who is forever pouting and stamping); and an internal monologue that goes like this … "Holy hell, he's hot!
(11) That's great that you're able to pick up the slack.'
(12) By taking up the slack in the economy – millions of people are underemployed, working fewer hours than they wish – Britain could enjoy fast catch-up growth of the kind it experienced as it recovered from the Great Depression: between 1933 and 1936 UK growth exceeded 4% per year, fuelled by a house building boom.
(13) Then I had to wait for God knows how long until Will Adamsdale wheeled it out again for the stragglers, and when he did, I rolled up and watched slack-jawed.
(14) The effect of the enzyme collagenase (40-200 units-ml-1) on the spontaneous mechanical activity in vitro and on the fine structure of the activity of the taenia was enhanced both in the isometric and isotonic recordings; after several minutes the muscles became slack or elongated to up to twice their resting lengths.
(15) But despite a rapid fall in unemployment – forecast to tumble to 6.3%, the IMF said there was still slack in the labour market.
(16) Quique Sánchez Flores: Watford interested in Andros Townsend Read more Watford were uncharacteristically slack, leaving the head coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, to admit “we were not competitive”.
(17) Improved estimates of Vu in living fibres were obtained by photographically calibrating the slack test.
(18) This complication was caused by certain circumstances: 1. unnoticed perforation of oesophagus, 2. open tube, 3. inspiration against resistance, 4. tube tip placed in slack connective tissue.
(19) Alas we fear season three might mean more slouchy tees and boot-cut slacks.
(20) Because there is plenty of slack in the labour market and investment needs to increase.