- The lackadaisical attitude of the members is one of the main impediments to the club expanding its activities.
- There was a lackadaisical attitude to the extension of the copyright term in the European Union.
- I don't want people to get the impression the school will have a lackadaisical approach to teaching though.
- Example sentences
- They perpetuate the lies and the fairytales that they have been told since childhood lackadaisically.
- During my visit to the Beijing New Art Projects the Gao brothers walked out from behind their glass office and lackadaisically circulated among the visitors.
- If during the year a team plays lackadaisically because of the leadership of the coach, this factor will be intensified.
Mid 18th century (also in the sense 'feebly sentimental'): from lackaday or its obsolete extended form lackadaisy.
‘Feebly sentimental’ was among the early meanings of lackadaisical which comes from the archaic interjection lackaday (earlier alack-a-day), and its extended form lackadaisy.
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