What does indolence mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term indolence:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indolence, laziness(noun)

    inactivity resulting from a dislike of work


  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.]


  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

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