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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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It's not because we tolerate laziness, but because, with the wealth of information already available to us on mental health, it's time we looked out for each other's mental and emotional wellbeing.
They both remembered that they went to the same school and that their families had always remained closeWhile academicians will go to any length in ensuring that their work not be labelled as such, it is this intellectual laziness that has brought upon the war of narratives to take firm roots globally.
One of the challenges recently organizations are faced with it, is Laziness of person in the organization.
Just to be clear: the sort of laziness to encourage is not the slobbish variety that means you do bad work.
It is the anti-dote to laziness and to the preference to do nothing.
Andrew Evans NO issue with getting paid for a job well done but efficiency, laziness and waste is a cause for concern as the public sector seems to encourage laziness, especially if there are multiple people doing the same job and nothing gets done.
"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention, invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble" - Agatha Christie
This infuriated me as there was more opportunity for her to cause an accident for her laziness than my straying over the limit.
The rest of Doncaster had me totally confused Soooooo itchy Laziness led me to grow a beard but I don't know how long I can last.
"We have a real crisis that demands real solutions, and Cameron, with his shallowness, his disinclination to think seriously, his laziness and his 'chillaxing', is manifestly not up to the job" - TV historian David Starkey.
Not a derogatory term, laziness validly describes the reluctance or unwillingness to work, and leaders should call it out for what it is.
Karachi, Apr 12( ANI ): Karachi Zebras player Danish Kaneria has blasted laziness as being the factor behind match-fixing allegations levelled against him by the team manager.