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Definitions for indolent
ˈɪn dl əntin·do·lent
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faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shyadjective
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"
(of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
"an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"
Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.
The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.
Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).
Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
Etymology: From indolentem, from in- + dolens
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
1.Free from pain. Robert Ainsworth
Ill fits a chief
To waste long nights in indolent repose. Alexander Pope, Iliad.
free from toil, pain, or trouble
indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man
causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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The numerical value of indolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of indolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of indolent in a Sentence
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.
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.
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.
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
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- indolentCatalan, Valencian
- lhostejný, líný, indolentní, nebolestivýCzech
- saamaton, veltto, veltostuttava, itsepintainen, kivuton, indolenttiFinnish
- leisgScottish Gaelic
- безболе́зненный, вялотеку́щий, бездеятельный, [[способствовать, [[медленно]] [[заживать, ленивый, праздный, разнеживающийRussian
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