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Unproductive vs Lazy - What's the difference?

unproductive | lazy |

As adjectives the difference between unproductive and lazy

is that unproductive is not productive; useless; fruitless while lazy is unwilling to do work or make an effort.

As a verb lazy is

to laze, act in a lazy manner.




(en adjective)
  • Not productive; useless; fruitless.
  • :Juggling is an amusing pastime, but generally unproductive .
  • Synonyms





  • Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
  • Requiring little or no effort.
  • Relaxed or leisurely.
  • (label) Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
  • (label) Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.
  • (label) Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.
  • wicked; vicious
  • (Ben Jonson)

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "lazy" is often applied: person, man, woman, bastard, morning, day, time, way.


    * (unwilling to work) bone-idle, idle, indolent, slothful, work-shy * See also

    Derived terms

    * laze * laziness * lazybones * lazy evaluation * lazy eye * lazy Susan


  • (label) To laze, act in a lazy manner
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