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Today's Word "lackadaisical"

Lacking spirit or liveliness on

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lackadaisical \lack-uh-DAY-zih-kuhl\ (adjective) - Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.

"Folk whose god is lazy and lackadaisical needs must do for themselves what that lazy, lackadaisical god will not do for them." -- Harry Turtledove, 'Between the Rivers'

 

Lackadaisical comes from the expression lackadaisy, a variation of lackaday, itself a shortening of "alack the (or a) day!"

 

 

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