- The definition of indolent is lazy or disinterested in working, or inactive or painless.
- An example of someone who is indolent is a shop worker who prefers to look at their cell phone rather than help a customer.
- A benign tumor is an example of something indolent.
indolent definition by Webster's New World
- disliking or avoiding work; idle; lazy
- causing little or no pain: an indolent cyst
- slow to heal: an indolent ulcer
- inactive or slowly developing: an indolent tumor
Origin: ; from Late Latin indolens ; from Classical Latin in-, not plush dolens, present participle of dolere, to feel pain: see doleful
indolent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. See Synonyms at lazy.b. Conducive to inactivity or laziness; lethargic: humid, indolent weather.
- a. Causing little or no pain: an indolent tumor.b. Slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive: an indolent ulcer.
Origin: Late Latin indolēns, indolent-, painless : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin dolēns, present participle of dolēre, to feel pain.
- inˈdo·lent·ly adverb
indolent - Medical Definition
- Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
- Causing little or no pain, as a tumor.
- Slow to heal, grow, or develop, as an ulcer; inactive.