Definitions for Indolence
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inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
Habitual laziness or sloth.
Origin: First attested 1603, from French indolence, insensitivity to pain, from Latin indolentia, insensibility, from in- not + dolere to grieve. Sense of laziness, first attested 1710, is related to taking pains.
freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc
the quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or want of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity
Origin: [L. indolentia freedom from pain: cf. F. indolence.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state we must be doing something to be happy.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
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