LA'ZINESS, n. [from lazy.]

1. The state or quality of being lazy; indisposition to action or exertion; indolence; sluggishness; heaviness in motion; habitual sloth. Laziness differs from idleness; the latter being a mere defect or cessation of action, but laziness is sloth, with natural or habitual disinclination to action.

Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.

2. Slowness; tardiness.