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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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

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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

Examples of indolence in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Chandler Haliburton:

    Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

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

  3. Jean de la Bruyere:

    Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.

  4. Mahatma Gandhi:

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

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The pursuit of success is marked by numerous characteristics; including, perseverance, commitment, education, and wisdom, to name a few. The road to failure can also be described with countless personality traits, including, unreliable, indolence, ignorance, and ineptitude. However, during my thirty years as an administrator I have witnessed the most significant rationale for failure that cannot be described in a single word. It is a characteristic some people possess, often referred to by psychologists as the, need-to-be-liked-syndrome. Unfortunately, for some, their existence is predicated upon pleasing others, and seeking approval and recognition. They have become an inmate or prisoner to the thoughts and opinions of others. In other words, they lack self-value, and therefore must receive it from others. When you do not value yourself, then it will be difficult to obtain joy and contentment in one’s life. Remember; you have worth and value.

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