Definitions for indolentˈɪn dl ənt

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pliny the Younger:

    That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.

  2. European MP Duda:

    Perhaps these years have been good, but only for a narrow group, yes, it's time for change, time to end this sluggish, indolent presidency.

  3. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

  4. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

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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

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