Definition of "lackadaisical" []

  • Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest; languid: "There'll be no time to correct lackadaisical driving techniques after trouble develops” ( William J. Hampton). (adjective)
  • Lacking vitality and purpose (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lackadaisical" in a sentence
  • "Critics ravaged him for what they called his lackadaisical approach to such party-building activities as filling precinct committee openings, mounting a technology-driven Election Day get-out-the-vote operation and absentee ballot and voter registration initiatives."
  • "Brian Campbell probably developed a few bad habits during what he described as a lackadaisical week of practice."
  • "He noted that due to what he termed the lackadaisical attitude of the Minister toward the suggestion of the council, the private aircraft industry has moved to establish its own search and rescue unit."