Sunday, June 21, 2015


This is one of my favorite words because the sound of the word reflects its meaning, in my humble opinion.  And again, I use to define the word.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Ex.  This post is rather lackadaisical because all I did was quote!

1. without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic: a lackadaisical attempt.
2. lazy; indolent: a lackadaisical fellow.
He had for a moment been very angry when his friend had told him that he could not sympathise with a lackadaisical lover. It was an ill-natured word. He felt it to be so when he heard it, and so he continued to think during the whole of the half-hour that he sat in that chair.
-- Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington, 1864
Lackadaisical stems from the archaic term lackadaisy, a variant of lackaday. These in turn came from an alteration of the phrase alack the day, an interjection used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.

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