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Is there a phrase that would describe a person that is lazy beyond anything reasonable? Someone who almost feels entitled to everything and fails to see the laziness in himself.

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    Bone idle (sometimes born idle) – Mynamite Jul 19 '15 at 23:05
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Possibile expressions are:

Indolent:

  • Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.

Couch potato:

  • a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos

The Free Dictionary

  • Haha! - I love "cuochi potato". It sounds like something you would get in a Japanese restaurant. – chasly from UK Jul 19 '15 at 22:54
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Bone Idle or Bone Lazy: Mynamite suggested bone idle in a comment, above. His comment deserves to be promoted to an answer. Bone Idle from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary "Origin -- Early 19th century: expressing idle through to the bone...... See also bone lazy." (Edit corrected typos and made clearer that Mynamite was the first with this term.)

  • Thanks ab2... btw I've deliberately remained gender-neutral on this site, always interested to see people's assumptions...... :) – Mynamite Aug 9 '15 at 9:33
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Slothful

Sloth is one of Christianity's Seven Deadly Sins and one of Buddhism's Five Hinderances. Sloth therefore has implications of vice or sin or excess that merely lazy does not.

Dictionary.com: habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness

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I was going to say "feckless," except that to my mind, that word implies not only laziness, but a dose of helpless incompetence to go along with it. I agree with the alternative "Indolent."

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good-for-nothing

a lazy, feckless person.

synonyms: ne'er-do-well, layabout, do-nothing, idler, loafer, slob, lounger, sluggard, laggard, slugabed, malingerer, shirker; ...

Google Dictionary

Other possibilities

lazybones

slouch

slug

do-nothing

bum

lotus-eater

slugabed

wastrel

good-for-nothing

good-for-naught

goof-off

drone

loafer

slacker

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    Again with a list with no definitions and no links!! Does good-for-nothing mean lazy? – user66974 Jul 19 '15 at 22:54
  • @Josh61 - Ah, sorry. I've edited to give the definition of my main answer. I think it would be impractical to give definitions for all of them. – chasly from UK Jul 19 '15 at 23:03
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    Ah, chasly, did you happen to leave any words for the rest of us? – user98990 Jul 19 '15 at 23:05
  • At least he's not lazy, or a sluggard, or a lazybones, or, .... – deadrat Jul 19 '15 at 23:08
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    Long lists of synonyms are discouraged on EL&U and with good reason too. – Mari-Lou A Jul 20 '15 at 7:41

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