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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indolent  \In"do*lent\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  L.  dolens,  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  dolere  to  feel  pain:  cf  F.  indolent.  See  {Dolorous}.] 
  1.  Free  from  toil,  pain,  or  trouble.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Indulging  in  ease;  avoiding  labor  and  exertion;  habitually 
  idle;  lazy;  inactive;  as  an  indolent  man. 
 
  To  waste  long  nights  in  indolent  repose.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  Causing  little  or  no  pain  or  annoyance;  as  an 
  indolent  tumor. 
 
  Syn:  Idle;  lazy;  slothful;  sluggish;  listless;  inactive; 
  inert.  See  {Idle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indolent 
  adj  1:  disinclined  to  work  or  exertion;  "faineant  kings  under  whose 
  rule  the  country  languished";  "an  indolent  hanger-on"; 
  "too  lazy  to  wash  the  dishes";  "shiftless  idle  youth"; 
  "slothful  employees";  "the  unemployed  are  not 
  necessarily  work-shy"  [syn:  {faineant},  {lazy},  {otiose}, 
  {slothful},  {work-shy}] 
  2:  (pathology)  of  tumors  e.g.;  slow  to  heal  or  develop  and 
  usually  painless;  "an  indolent  ulcer";  "leprosy  is  an 
  indolent  infectious  disease" 




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