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Definition of Indolent


  1. Free from toil, pain, or trouble.
  2. Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man.
  3. Causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor.

Indolent Quotations

All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks.
Rick Perlstein

An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.
Jules Verne

As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
Oliver Goldsmith

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
Anna Julia Cooper

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.
John Philpot Curran
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Indolent Translations

indolent in Norwegian is treg, lat
indolent in Spanish is indolente
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