laggard, n. 1. lagger, lingerer, loiterer, lounger, loller, dallier, trifler, dawdler; Inf. slowpoke, Si. poke, snail, sluggard; do-nothing, faineant, idler, drone, Inf. bum, Inf. lazybones, SI. slugabed.
-adj. 2. slow, Inf. poky, sluggish, backward; slow-moving, SI. draggy, torpid, lethargic; indolent, otiose, slothful, faineant, idle, lazy,
lagniappe, n. bonus, extra, plus, dividend, fringe benefit, perquisite, Inf. perk; gratuity, tip, douceur, fee, Fr. pourboire, Ger. Trinkgeld, Archaic, vail, (in Chinese ports) cumshaw, (in India, Turkey, etc.) baksheesh; present, gift, Inf. a little something; reward, honorarium, award, prize,
lagoon, n. shoal, shallows, Southern U.S. bayou, marsh, Brit, fen, bog, swamp; pool, pond, lake, tarn, Chiefly Brit. Dial, mere; estuary, Dial, creek, inlet, arm, sound, loch, Irish Eng. lough, fjord, Both Chiefly Scot. firth, frith; harbor, cove, bight, basin, gulf,
laic, adj. 1. laical, lay, secular, secularistic, civil, temporal, worldly, profane; nonreligious, unreligious, nonecclesiastic, nonecclesiastical, nonministerial, nonpastoral.
-n. 2. layman, secular, secularish, nonecclesiastic,
laid-back, adj. Informal, relaxed, unhurried, unhasty, easy, leisurely; informal, unceremonious, casual, easygoing, offhand, free and easy; nonchalant, blase, unexcitable, unflappable, imperturbable, indifferent, unconcerned; lackadaisical, lazy, indolent,
lair, n. 1. den, cave, hollow, dugout, hole, burrow, cavern, tunnel, covert, grotto; niche, nook, cranny, nest, recess; aerie, roost; territory, haunt, purlieu, homeground, preserve.
2. hideaway, hideout, hiding place, retreat, asylum, sanctuary, haven, safehold, stronghold; sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, holy of holies, ivory tower; home, lodge, anchorage, snug harbor, harbor, couch; hermitage, cubicle, cell, cloister, mew; study, library, quiet room, place of one's own.
laissez faire, n. free enterprise, free-enterprise system, private enterprise, laissez-faireism; individualism, rugged individualism, free trade, Inf. no holds barred; noninterference, nonintervention, nonrestriction, Fr. laisser-aller, Inf hands-off policy; decontrol, deregulation; go-slow policy, wait-and-see policy, live-and-let-live policy, do-nothing policy; do-nothingness, noninvolvement, indifference,
laissez-faire, adj. permissive, noninterfering, non-restrictive, lax, relaxed, loose, Inf. hands-off; uninvolved, Fr. degage, Inf. no strings, Inf. do-nothing, Inf. live-and-let-live.
laity, n. 1. congregation, parish, worshipers, church members, flock, fold, people.
2. laymen, seculars, secularists, nonecclesiastics,
lake, n. pond, pool, lagoon, tarn, basin, reservoir; oxbow lake, bayou lake, glacial lake, volcanic lake, mountain lake, lakelet, pondlet; water hole, fish pond, mill pond, tidal pond or pool; Scot. loch, Irish, lough,