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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

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

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

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

Indolence, of course, is an absolutely crucial part of the creative process: you do not find poets sitting in rows in cavernous word factories, staring at screens. They are rather to be found lolling on the sofa or strolling through the groves, nursing their melancholic temperaments and losing themselves in extended reveries.
Tom Hodgkinson
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Indolence Translations

indolence in Norwegian is treghet, lathet

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