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Monday, March 17, 2008

Definitions for indolent

  1. Avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
  2. Conducive to or encouraging laziness or inactivity.
  3. 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. John Bayley, Elegy for Iris
Charles was too indolent -- he never applied himself to the business of kingship as Louis XIV did. John Brewer, The Pleasures of the Imagination
Origin of indolent
1655-1665
Indolent is from Latin in-, "not" + dolens, "hurting, suffering pain," from dolere, "to suffer pain."
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