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laziness

Laziness

See also Carelessness.
Lechery (See LUST.)
Bailey Junior
nonchalant, inefficient boardinghouse page. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Bailey, Beetle
goldbricking army private. [Comics: Horn, 105–106]
Belacqua
too slothful in life, he repents after death. [Ital. Lit.: Divine Comedy]
Bshyst
demon of sloth. [Zoroastrian Myth.: Leach, 175]
Capp, Andy
deliberately jobless and shirks household duties. [Comics: Horn, 82]
Datchery, Dick
hotel resident with no occupation. [Br. Lit.: Edwin Drood]
Jughead
terminally indolent, save when hunger dictates. [Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
Krebs, Maynard G.
for whom “work” is a four-letter word. [TV: “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” in Terrace, II, 64–66]
Lake of Idleness
whoever drank thereof, grew immediately “faint and weary.” [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Lazybones
popular song by Hoagy Carmichael (1933). [Am. Music: Kinkle, II, 268]
Lester, Jeeter
hapless sharecropper too lazy to keep his large family from starving. [Am. Lit.: Caldwell Tobacco Road]
Little Boy Blue
asleep under haystack while livestock roam. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 11]
Oblomov
indolent landowner, always in robe and slippers. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov]
phlegm
humor effecting temperament of sluggishness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
sloth
arboreal mammal, always associated with sluggishness. [Zoology: Misc.]
Speed
an “illiterate loiterer”; slow-moving servant. [Br. Lit.: Two Gentlemen of Verona]
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Actually, it's listed as sloth rather than laziness, principally because sloth doesn't take so long to say.
On the other hand, laziness and doing nothing are unhealthy; they may not kill us directly, but they can hasten our demise.
Instead of climbing up and down the cliff from his cave to the stream in the valley and back again every time he felt thirsty, the bucket let him enjoy the very first luxury of laziness.
As a professional driver I spend a lot of hours on the road and have seen a distinct laziness in the locale of Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Of course, laziness counteracts human potential and usually results in substandard performance.
Karachi Zebras' manager Saeed Jabbar had earlier said his team's senior players, including captain Hasan Raza and former captain Danish Kaneria's laziness and post-match queries convinced him that they were involved in wrongdoings in the match against Peshawar Panthers in the Super Eight T20 Cup.
He said that laziness was a big disease across the world but it was not recognised as one.
MORE than 15 million people in Britain risk internet fraud because of laziness over passwords.
Maria Perrins, 41, from Sutton Coldfield, said laziness was a national problem rather than a regional one.
Byline: Many do not turn up at the dawn, say residents, who blame it on laziness and a lack of motivation
Laziness seems to be endemic in this area and to wait 14 years for a fence reflects badly on the tenant, not the landlord.