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Daemon
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lackadaisical

(adjective) Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest.

Synonyms: languid, languorous, dreamy

Usage: In spite of his lackadaisical manner, he has moments of energy that would surprise you.
ellana
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Very useful word BUT, very often mispronounced... laXadaisical. Grrrr!
Robert Imgrat
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Especially like in his dreamy mood, in waiting for long overdue delivery.
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I enjoyed the 'unenrgetic' link, a neologism?

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Daemon wrote:
lackadaisical

(adjective) Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest.

Synonyms: languid, languorous, dreamy

Usage: In spite of his lackadaisical manner, he has moments of energy that would surprise you.



I sometimes...

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ellana
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Oh, Oh!! TFD has a spelling mistake! UNENERGETIC.

Good catch IMcR!
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Well, I like languid better
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Daemon wrote:
lackadaisical

(adjective) Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest.

Synonyms: languid, languorous, dreamy

Usage: In spite of his lackadaisical manner, he has moments of energy that would surprise you.


idle , vacuous
communism is in deadly earnest whereas the so-called "free world" is lackadaisical J.F.Dulles
Mehrdad77
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If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

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indifferent unconcerned listless careless halfhearted unresponsive uninterested apathetic impassive
Dr WWWW
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I really like unergetic, a neologism not in Merriam Webster, pointed out by Mr. McRout. It conveys a complete lack of energy. If more people will use it, MW will take it in, since English dictionaries reflect usage rather than decree it.

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Even though lackadaisical sounds like it has something to do with a shortage of daisies, know that what it really means is lacking in spirit or liveliness.

A person with a lackadaisical attitude shows no enthusiasm and puts forth a half-hearted effort. But it's more of a dreamy, laid back approach rather than sheer laziness. This funny-sounding adjective came about in the eighteenth century from the interjection lackaday, which was an old fashioned way of saying "oh man!" or "unfortunately."

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/lackadaisical
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despite my roommates lackadaisical effect in class he always get a A
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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unenrgetic Seems that the word exists.
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There are days when I would be considered lackadaisical. True, I do need to "kick-back" and allow my creative "juices" to recover, but is that being languorous or dreamy, or is it a real part of ones creative process?? Hum, I do wonder, but never for long, as the puritan work ethic soon overcomes my somberness & nonproductive state.
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Verbatim wrote:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unenrgetic Seems that the word exists.


Point taken. Perhaps Merriam Webster is lackadaisical and has not yet recognized the term.

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS .- LACKADAISICAL 854. LACK OF FEELINGS Emotional Unfeeling 13. apathetic (al), indifferent, unconcerned, disinterested, uninterested, insouciant; listless, spiritless, heartless, pluyckless, spunkless,; lethargic, (al),, phlegmatic (al), dull, sluggish, torpid, languid, supine, comatose; stupefied, in a stupor; numb, numbed, benumbed. The murderer appeared lackadaisical after the sentence was read.
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