So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leavening of indolence?
The only "indolence" we see has been devoted to the execution, for it is slovenly to a degree.
And he was also indolent, with the indolence which is so often the secret of good nature.
At first the resumption of routine after years of indolence was irksome and exhausting.
Much more of their time they pass in indolence, resigned to sleep and repasts.
I would take them by their selfishness, their indolence, their interest.
And to the Gods we ascribe virtues; but idleness and indolence are not virtues.
They cultivate corn and other fruits of the earth with more industry than German indolence commonly exerts.
The harp of Æolus, of which see a description in the Castle of indolence.
indolence and inefficiency among the whites, was another prominent feature in slaveholding Barbadoes.
c.1600, "insensitivity to pain," from French indolence (16c.), from Latin indolentia "freedom from pain, insensibility," noun of action from indolentem (nominative indolens) "insensitive to pain," used by Jerome to render Greek apelgekos in Ephesians; from Latin in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + dolentem (nominative dolens) "grieving," present participle of dolere "suffer pain." Sense of "laziness" (1710) is from notion of "avoiding trouble" (cf. taking pains).