What does indolence mean?

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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.

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

How to pronounce indolence?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say indolence in sign language?

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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. Mahatma Gandhi:

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

  4. Plato:

    Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

  5. Voltaire:

    You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.

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