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- Showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm.
- 1822, William Hazlitt, “On the Disadvantages of Intellectual Superiority”, in Table-Talk, volume II:
- I, at one time, used to go and take a hand at cribbage with a friend, and afterwards discuss a cold sirloin of beef, and throw out a few lackadaisical remarks, in a way to please myself, but it would not do long.
- 2010, Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest:
- I could hear the sound of the janitor's lackadaisical scrubbing against the wooden floor.
- the lackadaisical look on his face
- Lazy; slothful; indolent.
showing no interest or enthusiasm
Lazy; slothful; indolent