Definitions for indolentˈɪn dl ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•do•lent*ˈɪn dl ənt(adj.)

  1. having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful.

  2. inactive or relatively benign:

    indolent ulcer.

    Category: Pathology

* Syn: See idle.

Origin of indolent:

1655–65; < LL indolent-=in-in -3+dolēns, prp. of dolēre to be in pain


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

Translations for indolent

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tired and without energy or interest

listless children.

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