Word of the Week – LACKADAISICAL

lazy-lionLackadaisical – [lak-uhdey-zi-kuh l]


without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic:

eg. a lackadaisical attempt.

lazy; indolent:

eg. a lackadaisical fellow.
The origin of this word is from the 1700s from earlier lackadaisy, which was an extended form of lackaday.

Word of the Week – CALLIPYGIAN

Callipygian [pron. kalɪˈpɪdʒɪən]

This is a rarely used adjective which originates from the late 18th century meaning having well-shaped buttocks.  It is derived from Greek kallipūgos (used to describe a famous statue of Venus), from kallos beauty + pūgē buttocks, + -ian.

How to use it in a sentence:

‘I’m in search of a callipygian woman.’

‘The callipygian figure of Michelangelo’s David never failed to inspire me.’