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Below you will find the definition of lackadaisical, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - lacking spirit or liveliness
EXAMPLES - Lackadaisical in a Sentence
- Notebook: Serena feels less 'lackadaisical' than Venus (source)
- AIFF slammed for 'lackadaisical' attitude in Bhutia issue (source)
- Maybe they were a little too lackadaisical booking flights. (source)
- "I think we came in lackadaisical in the first half," Kansas (source)
- It's already bouncing back from the somewhat lackadaisical Season 4. (source)
- USATODAY. com - Notebook: Serena feels less 'lackadaisical' than Venus (source)
- It's got this great sort of narration, very kind of lackadaisical almost. (source)
- I can't believe that "lackadaisical" is a real word.awesome. too much vowels! (source)
- For weeks, Barack Obama has been sounding tired, kind of lackadaisical at times. (source)
- But blowing a two-goal lead was a result of getting "lackadaisical," as Madden put it. (source)
- "We came out kind of lackadaisical on defense, but we tightened it up and played a great second half." (source)
- America]] '' over [[President Barack Obama]] 's "lackadaisical" response to the Gulf oil spill disaster. (source)
- Bobby Jindal calls the Obama administration "lackadaisical" in its Gulf oil spill response in his new book (source)
- Brian Campbell probably developed a few bad habits during what he described as a lackadaisical week of practice. (source)
- "Sometimes when we play, and we're up big, we get kind of lackadaisical, '' said West Virginia forward Kevin Jones. (source)
- It said the Lekolwanes and their lawyers had a "lackadaisical" approach to the matter and had not prepared properly. (source)
- At the same time, the necessary publicity of the new rules has been lackadaisical, which is typical of Indonesia .... (source)
- Perry, addressing a crowd of about 100, focused his speech on Washington's "lackadaisical" response to securing the Texas border. (source)
- Carragher later complained that the defending had been "lackadaisical", but claimed "we have kissed and made up in the dressing room". (source)
- Mr Kirkhope added: The security in the European Parliament has long been well-known as lackadaisical, but this is really ceasing to be a joke. (source)
- "We're all disappointed because we could've controlled our effort, but for some reason, we came out kind of lackadaisical in the third quarter." (source)
- It's precisely this kind of lackadaisical spinelessness that Planning Minister Trevor Manuel was talking about when he spoke of "cowards" in business. (source)
- Yet, going by his Hebrew name, Zalman, Rosenfeld's oldest son began to challenge what he considered to be lackadaisical faith on the part of his parents. (source)
- I put my BlackBerry in my cargo pocket, not trusting it to the mild chaos of the cloak stand, and expecting the usual lackadaisical developing-world frisk. (source)
- But those who said they feared leaving their beloved dogs vulnerable to the dangerous Park Slope public for even a moment outnumbered the more lackadaisical. (source)
- Ashe spikes the notion that he's "lackadaisical" in his very first paragraph: "No matter what I do, or where or when I do it, I feel the eyes of others on me, judging me." (source)
- During the week of Nov. 23, she called the president, one of the hardest working presidents in history, "lackadaisical," which, to black people, who know the dog whistles, means lazy. (source)
- Residents of Stephen Court sat in dharna outside the fire-scarred building on Friday morning to protest the "lackadaisical" attitude of the administration towards their plea to return home. (source)
- We remain friends to this day, Ms. Coffey having not all that long ago confided, if not in so many words, that I've exceeded her expectations, based on my lackadaisical performance as an intern. (source)
- Andrew said it was unacceptable for government to be quick to take money from taxpayers, yet drag its feet and adopt a "lackadaisical" attitude when distributing it to the poor and disadvantaged. (source)
- He noted that due to what he termed the lackadaisical attitude of the Minister toward the suggestion of the council, the private aircraft industry has moved to establish its own search and rescue unit. (source)
- It was this lackadaisical approach to etiquette that led to many English and American farmers, fed up with the noise and havoc wreaked by the automobile, to await their quarry with pick-axes and pitchfork. (source)
- An energized Tampa team hammered Yankee starter Hector Noesi and his replacement, Raul Valdes, for early runs, and then Tampa ace James Shields pitched 8.2 strong innings to hold down a lackadaisical Yankee squad. (source)
- In a statement, the District Revenue Officer, B. Ganesan, said that consumers could air their grievances on irregularities and "lackadaisical" attitude on the part of the dealers in booking gas cylinders and delay in supply of refills. (source)
- In recent days, a host of voices (Republican and Democratic alike) began speaking out more forcefully with concern that the administration had taken a seemingly "lackadaisical" approach towards containing and cleaning up the Gulf spill. (source)
- The problem is that while that may work in the primaries, he will have to sell himself to the rest of the country as well, and his reputation for being laid-back (in the article it's referred to as "lackadaisical") may not sell too well. (source)
- Critics ravaged him for what they called his lackadaisical approach to such party-building activities as filling precinct committee openings, mounting a technology-driven Election Day get-out-the-vote operation and absentee ballot and voter registration initiatives. (source)
- De La Hoya's last fight on May 3, 2008 where he outfoxed Steve Forbes for 12 rounds was viewed by some experts as "lackadaisical" and although he compiled a record of 39 wins, 30 KO's against five defeats, the paper shows he logged only one fight per year since 2006. (source)
- Where a psychobilly lineup with the Reverend would usually attract tattooed couples coiffed and dressed to the nines, this crowd would have seemed common place in any setting, which lent the place a kind of lackadaisical sterility rather than a wanton, excited abandon. (source)
- Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration's response to the spill has been "lackadaisical" and that Obama was "naive" to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort. (source)
- And finally, as a kind of lackadaisical concession to the rest of them, enter our third delegate, Haj, the egregious Sorbonne-educated, uncrowned merchant prince of Bukavu: but with such disdain, such foppery, and such determined distance from his fellows, that I was tempted to wonder whether he was having second thoughts about standing in for his father. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "lackadaisical" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 31 synonyms for lackadaisical.
abstracted, apathetic, daydreaming, disinterested, dreamy, dull, energyless, enervated, faineant, halfhearted, idle, inattentive, incurious, indolent, inert, laid-back, languid, languishing, languorous, lazy, lethargic, limp, listless, moony, passive, romantic, sentimental, slothful, spiritless, spring fever, unconcerned
We have 8 antonyms for lackadaisical.
active, careful, caring, energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, interested, lively
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of lackadaisical from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest; languid: "There'll be no time to correct lackadaisical driving techniques after trouble develops” ( William J. Hampton).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Showing no interest or enthusiasm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental; dreamy.
- (adjective) Lacking spirit or liveliness; lethargic; listless; languid.
- (adjective) Indolent; lazy; idle, especially in a dreamy manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Sentimentally woebegone; languid; listless; affected. See extract under lackthought.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) lacking spirit or liveliness
- (adjective) idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way