This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
1) Lacking vitality, drive and purpose
2) Lazy or idle, especially in a dreamy way
1) apathetic, careless, enervated, energyless, disinterested, half-hearted, inattentive, incurious, indifferent, laid-back, languid, languishing, lazy, lethargic, languorous, limp, listless, sluggish, spiritless
2) abstracted, daydreaming, dreamy, faineant, idle, laid-back, lazy, moony
1) ambitious, animated, driven, energetic, enterprising, motivated, spirited,
2) active, energetic, lively,
1768 (Sterne), from interjection lackadaisy “alas, alack” (1748), an alteration of lack-a-day (1690s), from alack the day (1590s)
Use in a Sentence
1) Ella knew that it was Donna’s lackadaisical work that had caused their project to fail.
2) James’ lackadaisical manner was accepted with rolled eyes and shrugged shoulders – he’d lived the first forty years of his life with his head in the clouds, he was unlikely to change now.