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-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"


  1. indolent(Adjective)

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

    The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

    Etymology: From indolentem, from in- + dolens

  2. indolent(Adjective)

    Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).

    Etymology: From indolentem, from in- + dolens

  3. indolent(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From indolentem, from in- + dolens

  4. indolent(Adjective)

    Healing slowly.

    Etymology: 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.]

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  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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Private organization is often such that the employer keeps intentionally the indolent employees over intelligent person for getting the job done under pressure. And when its business profit gets lower than the financial gain figure of the previous year, the owner or senior in order to find a scapegoat can give any absurd reason for failure or may even squarely put the blame on academic institutions by saying that they are not churning out enough employable grads.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Being intelligent in a private organization full of sycophant people as indolent only is not a prize but punishment merely to that person.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is an indolent or a peasant can never lead the intelligent or smart people, but only sows seed of sycophancy weed within the organization to merely feed on own materialistic need and fulfill the greed of a few others at the topmost position and everyone can read clearly that s/he does never heed of the good deed of sincere and hard workers.

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  • indolentCatalan, Valencian
  • lhostejný, nebolestivý, indolentní, línýCzech
  • indolenteSpanish
  • تنبلPersian
  • saamaton, itsepintainen, veltostuttava, veltto, kivuton, indolenttiFinnish
  • indolentFrench
  • sácráilteIrish
  • leisgScottish Gaelic
  • 나태한Korean
  • leniwyPolish
  • безболе́зненный, разнеживающий, праздный, ленивый, [[медленно]] [[заживать, [[способствовать, бездеятельный, вялотеку́щийRussian
  • 懒惰Chinese

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