What does indolent mean?

Definitions for indolentˈɪn dl ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indolent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)

    disinclined to work or exertion

    "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"

  2. indolent(adj)

    (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

    "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"


  1. indolent(Adjective)

    Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.

    The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

  2. indolent(Adjective)

    Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).

  3. indolent(Adjective)

    Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).

  4. indolent(Adjective)

    Healing slowly.

  5. Origin: From indolentem, from in- + dolens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indolent(adj)

    free from toil, pain, or trouble

  2. Indolent(adj)

    indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man

  3. Indolent(adj)

    causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indolent

    in′dō-lent, adj. indisposed to activity.—ns. In′dolence, In′dolency.—adv. In′dolently. [L. in, not, dolens, -entis, pr.p. of dolēre, to suffer pain.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for indolent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • indolentCatalan, Valencian
  • lhostejný, nebolestivý, indolentní, línýCzech
  • indolenteSpanish
  • saamaton, itsepintainen, veltostuttava, veltto, kivuton, indolenttiFinnish
  • indolentFrench
  • sácráilteIrish
  • leisgScottish Gaelic
  • 나태한Korean
  • безболе́зненный, разнеживающий, праздный, ленивый, [[медленно]] [[заживать, [[способствовать, бездеятельный, вялотеку́щийRussian
  • 懒惰Chinese

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