Word of The Week: Indolent

Indolent: Adjective

IPA Pronunciation: \ ˈin-də-lənt  \

Origin: mid 17th century: from late Latin indolent-, from in- ‘not’ + dolere ‘suffer or give pain’. The sense ‘idle’ arose in the early 18th century.


  • showing no real interest or effort: lazy.
  • (of a disease or condition) causing little or no pain.


  • The youth was, indeed, extremely indolent and stupid.
  • Suddenly, indolent cells become cancers that spread and kill.

Synonyms: Dull, Idle, Inactive, Lazy, Slow, Shiftless

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