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[in-dl-uh nt] /ˈɪn dl ənt/

having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful:
an indolent person.
Pathology. causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign:
an indolent ulcer that is not painful and is slow to heal.
disliking work or effort; lazy; idle
(pathol) causing little pain: an indolent tumour
(esp of a painless ulcer) slow to heal

1660s, “painless,” from Late Latin indolentem (see indolence). Sense of “living easily” is 1710, from French indolent. Related: Indolently.

indolent in·do·lent (ĭn’də-lənt)


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