indolent definition

  • adjective:
    • Disinclined to use yourself; constantly lazy. See Synonyms at sluggish.
    • Conducive to inactivity or laziness; tired: humid, indolent climate.
    • Causing little or no discomfort: an indolent tumefaction.
    • sluggish to cure, grow, or develop; sedentary: an indolent ulcer.
    • constantly lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to actual labor/labour.
    • Inducing laziness (example. indolent convenience).
    • Causing scant or no real discomfort; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
    • Healing slowly.
    • Free from toil, pain, or trouble.
    • Indulging in convenience; preventing work and effort; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
    • Causing little if any discomfort or annoyance.
    • (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and often painless
    • disinclined to work or exertion
  • others:
    • In medication, causing minimum discomfort: as, an indolent tumor.
    • Avoiding, or characterized by the avoidance of, exertion; indulging or directed at indulgence in simplicity; indisposed to work; sluggish; listless; slow: because, an indolent individual or life.
    • Synonyms Lazy, Slothful, etc. (see idle); Supine, Careless, an such like. (see listless).

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