Friday, September 10, 1999
Definitions for indolent
- Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
- Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity.
- Causing little or no pain.
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Citations for indolent
We worked very hard--at least Iris did; I was more naturally indolent.
Charles was too indolent -- he never applied himself to the business of kingship as Louis XIV did.
Origin of indolent
Indolent is from Latin in-, "not" + dolens, "hurting, suffering pain," from dolere, "to suffer pain."