AskDefine | Define lackadaisical

Dictionary Definition

lackadaisical adj
1 lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon" [syn: dreamy, languid, languorous]
2 idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way; "she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"; "a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse

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English

Etymology

From the archaic interjection lackaday, lackadaisy.

Pronunciation

  • /ˌlækəˈdeizikəl/

Adjective

  1. Showing no interest or enthusiasm.
    the lackadaisical look on his face

Translations

showing no interest of enthusiasm

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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