Origin of indolent
Examples from the Web for indolent
I mean, who else could possibly be as indolent as a teachers' union member?
This kind of cancer can be so indolent that patients often die with it than from it.
In part, that is because neuroendocrine cancers tend to be quite slow growing, or indolent.
Salon wrote: “Hilton is the one everyone has come to see, and her indolent, dull coolness does not disappoint.”
Instead, he cut to a passage that imagined the most indolent couple imaginable, Linda Evangelista and Goncharov's Ilya Oblomov.
The word has also come to mean people who are too indolent and lazy to stand up or sit up, but sprawl out anywhere.Jukes-Edwards|A. E. Winship
Jill always said her mother was too indolent for a prolonged effort; but then poor Jill often said naughty things.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
His ambition made him vain, and his vanity made him indolent.Dust|Julian Hawthorne
He lacked neither ambition nor capacity, but was indolent and only exerted himself spasmodically.
For an indolent and lawless imagination force of character is the only whip, force of intellect the only guide.Pot-Boilers|Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for indolent
Word Origin for indolent
Word Origin and History for indolent
1660s, "painless," from Late Latin indolentem (see indolence). Sense of "living easily" is 1710, from French indolent. Related: Indolently.