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Jun 15, 2021
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lackadaisical
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lackadaisical
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lackadaisical

PRONUNCIATION:
(lak-uh-DAY-zi-kuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Lacking enthusiasm; indifferent; lazy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From lackadaisy, alteration of lack a day, contraction of alack the day (an expression of regret, grief, or disapproval). Earliest documented use: 1768.

USAGE:
“Because its games have done so well, Tencent has been lackadaisical in monetising other parts of its business.”
WeFlat; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 10, 2018.

See more usage examples of lackadaisical in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter -- who was a child at the time -- asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!" -Louis L'Amour, novelist (1908-1988)

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