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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.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume II, chapter 18:
      Mr. Churchill has pride; but his pride is nothing to his wife’s: his is a quiet, indolent, gentlemanlike sort of pride that would harm nobody, and only make himself a little helpless and tiresome; but her pride is arrogance and insolence!
  2. Inducing laziness.
    indolent comfort
  3. (medicine) Causing little or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
  4. (medicine) Healing slowly.

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AdjectiveEdit

indolent (feminine singular indolente, masculine plural indolents, feminine plural indolentes)

  1. indolent (all senses)