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