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The case, identified in court records as the pseudonymous “Guardianship of Keanu,” has baffled appeals court judges, who have admonished both parties for their unconventional and lackadaisical arrangement to conceive a child.
A WOMAN AGREED TO HAVE A BABY FOR A FACEBOOK FRIEND THROUGH MESSENGER. NOW, THEY’RE LOCKED IN A CUSTODY WAR.JACLYN PEISERSEPTEMBER 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Previously skeptical mother superior has to admit to Jessica, the anxious mom, that this lackadaisical teenager just might have special powers of his own—but the jury is still out.
DENIS VILLENEUVE'S TAKE ON DUNE IS AN ADMIRABLY UNDERSTATED SCI-FI SPECTACLESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 3, 2021TIME
“People become much more lackadaisical, especially young people, because no one’s getting the disease,” he says.
WILL JAPAN'S LOW IMMUNIZATION RATE POSE A PROBLEM FOR THE OLYMPICS?CHARLIE CAMPBELL / SHANGHAIAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
To Beal, lackadaisical defense led to poor three-point shooting.
WIZARDS ARE OFF THE MARK AGAIN, FALL AT HOME TO KINGS AS SKID REACHES FIVEAVA WALLACEMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The stones and metal rattle inEach dry and withering ear, As lackadaisical they loll,And preen themselves, and peer.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Survivals of this lackadaisical or romantic ideal occur freely in the tastes of the well-to-do classes of Continental countries.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
He had seen Eugene around town, knew no harm of him except that he was lackadaisical and rather moody.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
I will command myself; I will be just what I have always been—a little graver perhaps, but not lackadaisical and pining.
QUINTUS CLAUDIUS, VOLUME 2 OF 2ERNST ECKSTEIN
To give every ounce in you to do what you set out to do—no lackadaisical dilettantism—your whole heart in it—and go to it!
ROUGH-HEWNDOROTHY CANFIELD
I said it only out of politeness and force of habit, and I can assure you I am as tired of this lackadaisical idiocy as you are.
FIGURES OF EARTHJAMES BRANCH CABELL
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WORDS RELATED TO LACKADAISICAL

  • apathetic
  • benumbed
  • comatose
  • dopey
  • dormant
  • drowsy
  • dull
  • fainéant
  • heavy
  • hebetudinous
  • idle
  • inactive
  • indifferent
  • indolent
  • inert
  • lackadaisical
  • languid
  • languorous
  • latent
  • leaden
  • lethargic
  • listless
  • lymphatic
  • motionless
  • numb
  • paralyzed
  • passive
  • slothful
  • slow-moving
  • sluggish
  • slumberous
  • sodden
  • somnolent
  • stagnant
  • static
  • stupid
  • stuporous
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