What does Indolence mean?

Definitions for Indolence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indolence, laziness(noun)

    inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

Wiktionary

  1. indolence(Noun)

    Habitual laziness or sloth.

  2. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indolence(noun)

    freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc

  2. Indolence(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. indolentia freedom from pain: cf. F. indolence.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indolence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indolence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state we must be doing something to be happy.

  2. Plato:

    Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

  3. Voltaire:

    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.

  4. Sir B. Brodie:

    The failure of the mind in old age is often less the results of natural decay, than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment bring indolence, and indolence decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy.

  5. Franz Kafka:

    There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.

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