having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful: an indolent person.
Pathology. causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign: an indolent ulcer that is not painful and is slow to heal.

1655–65; < Latin indolent- (stem of indolēns), equivalent to in- in-3 + dolent- (stem of dolēns) present participle of dolēre to be pain-ful, be in pain; see dole2, -ent

indolently, adverb

1. slow, inactive, sluggish, torpid. See idle. Unabridged
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indolent (ˈɪndələnt)
1.  disliking work or effort; lazy; idle
2.  pathol causing little pain: an indolent tumour
3.  (esp of a painless ulcer) slow to heal
[C17: from Latin indolēns not feeling pain, from in-1 + dolēns, from dolēre to grieve, cause distress]

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1660s, from L.L. indolentem (see indolence).
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indolent in·do·lent (ĭn'də-lənt)

  1. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.

  2. Causing little or no pain, as a tumor.

  3. Slow to heal, grow, or develop, as an ulcer; inactive.

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