Lackadaisical to Lacwork
(Lack`a*dai"si*cal) a. [From Lackadaisy, interj.] Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental.
(Lack"a*dai`sy) interj. [From Lackaday, interj.] An expression of languor.
(Lack"a*dai`sy), a. Lackadaisical.
(Lack"a*day`) interj. [Abbreviated from alackaday.] Alack the day; alas; an expression of
sorrow, regret, dissatisfaction, or surprise.
(Lack"brain`) n. One who is deficient in understanding; a witless person. Shak.
(Lack"er) n. One who lacks or is in want.
(Lack"er), n. & v. See Lacquer.
(Lack"ey) n.; pl. Lackeys [F. laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg. lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. of German
origin, and akin to E. lick, v.] An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower.
Like a Christian footboy or a gentleman's lackey.Shak. Lackey caterpillar (Zoöl.), the caterpillar, or larva, of any bombycid moth of the genus Clisiocampa;
so called from its party-colored markings. The common European species (C. neustria) is striped with
blue, yellow, and red, with a white line on the back. The American species (C. Americana and C. sylvatica)
are commonly called tent caterpillars. See Tent caterpillar, under Tent. Lackey moth (Zoöl.), the
moth which produces the lackey caterpillar.
(Lack"ey), v. t. To attend as a lackey; to wait upon.
A thousand liveried angels lackey her.Milton.
(Lack"ey), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lackeyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lackeying.] To act or serve as
lackey; to pay servile attendance.
(Lack"lus`ter, Lack"lus`tre) n. A want of luster. a. Wanting luster or brightness. "Lackluster
(Lac"mus) n. See Litmus.
(La*co"ni*an) a. Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan. - - n. An
inhabitant of Laconia; esp., a Spartan.
(La*con"ic La*con"ic*al) a. [L. Laconicus Laconian, Gr. fr. a Laconian, Lacedæmonian, or Spartan: cf.
1. Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque; epigrammatic.
In this sense laconic is the usual form.
I grow laconic even beyond laconicism; for sometimes I return only yes, or no, to questionary or petitionary
epistles of half a yard long.Pope.
His sense was strong and his style laconic.Welwood.
2. Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence, stern or severe; cruel; unflinching.
His head had now felt the razor, his back the rod; all that laconical discipline pleased him well.Bp. Hall.