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Definition of Indolence

Indolence

  1. Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc.
  2. The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or want of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.

Indolence Quotations

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
Bernard Williams

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi

As an architect, I always have mixed feelings. On the one hand, your fingers are itching. As a human being, you are happy to participate in the indolence.
Rem Koolhaas

Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest.
Abu Bakr

Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Luc de Clapiers
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Indolence Translations

indolence in Norwegian is treghet, lathet
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