lackadaisically

[ lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF lackadaisically
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But everything had not gone well, and he found it very difficult to carry himself otherwise than lackadaisically.

WORD ORIGIN

1768 (Sterne), from interjection lackadaisy "alas, alack" (1748), an alteration of lack-a-day (1690s), from alack the day (1590s). Hence, "given to crying 'lack-a-day,' vapidly sentimental." Sense probably altered by influence of lax. Related: Lackadaisically.

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