indolent

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EtymologyEdit

From French indolent, from Latin indolentem, from in- (not) + dolēns (pain)

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indolent (comparative more indolent, superlative most indolent)

  1. Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.
    The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.
  2. Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).
  3. (medicine) Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
  4. (medicine) Healing slowly.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 03:21