the quality or state of being indolent.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use indolence in a sentence
Our greed and indolence have bequeathed them a world already in chaos, and on the precipice of catastrophe.The UN’s Climate Disaster Plan Is Not What Liberals Would Expect | Jay Michaelson | April 4, 2022 | The Daily Beast
Before you invoke images of a nation enjoying more indolence than industry, there is an uncomfortable statistic to digest.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder | Clive Irving | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our political indolence and preference for yelling across the room rather than engaging hurts us every day.Honeywell CEO to Washington: Don’t Squander Our Heritage | Dave Cote | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And if you are confronted with overwhelming indolence in a book you have been assigned to review?Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism | William Giraldi | September 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leavening of indolence?
Oppressive laws compel me to pay a portion of my hard earnings to support them in their pride and indolence.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Deeply touched, Peter Ilich resolved to conquer his indolence, and from that moment worked with untiring zeal and energy.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Neither misanthropy, indolence, nor weariness were his permanent moods.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The hours which he did not waste in listless indolence were divided between childish sports and childish devotions.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Iftikhar was in that mood of sleepy indolence to which men wonted to a life of restless action are often prone.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis