lackadaisical

Even though lackadaisical sounds like it has something to do with a shortage of daisies, know that what it really means is lacking in spirit or liveliness.

A person with a lackadaisical attitude shows no enthusiasm and puts forth a half-hearted effort. But it's more of a dreamy, laid back approach rather than sheer laziness. This funny-sounding adjective came about in the eighteenth century from the interjection lackaday, which was an old fashioned way of saying "oh man!" or "unfortunately."

Definitions of lackadaisical
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adj idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way

“she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical”
“"a... lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse”
Synonyms:
idle
not in action or at work

adj lacking spirit or liveliness

“a lackadaisical attempt”
Synonyms:
dreamy, languid, languorous
lethargic, unenrgetic
deficient in alertness or activity

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