What does indolent mean?

Definitions for indolent
ˈɪn dl əntin·do·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. indolentadjective

    (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

    "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

Wiktionary

  1. indolentadjective

    Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.

    The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

  2. indolentadjective

    Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).

  3. indolentadjective

    Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).

  4. indolentadjective

    Healing slowly.

  5. Etymology: From indolentem, from in- + dolens

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INDOLENTadjective

    1.Free from pain. Robert Ainsworth

    Etymology: French.

    Ill fits a chief
    To waste long nights in indolent repose. Alexander Pope, Iliad.

ChatGPT

  1. indolent

    Indolent generally refers to a person who is lazy, inactive, or avoids exertion. It can also be used to describe a condition or illness that causes little or no pain or progresses slowly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indolentadjective

    free from toil, pain, or trouble

  2. Indolentadjective

    indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man

  3. Indolentadjective

    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.]

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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

Examples of indolent in a Sentence

  1. Pliny the Younger:

    That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.

  2. 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.

  3. John Philpot Curran:

    It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.

  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.

  5. 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.

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