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  1. indolence, laziness(noun)

    inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

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  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.

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  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.]

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