Indolent meaning

ĭn'də-lənt
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.

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Disliking or avoiding work; lazy; idle.
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Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.

The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

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Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).
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(medicine) Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
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(medicine) Healing slowly.
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Origin of indolent

  • Late Latin indolēns indolent- painless Latin in- not in–1 Latin dolēns present participle of dolēre to feel pain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French indolent, from Latin indolentem, from in- (“not”) + dolēns (“pain”)
    From Wiktionary