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Meaning of INDOLENT

Pronunciation:  'indlunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (pathology) of tumors e.g.; slow to heal or develop and usually painless; "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"
  2. [adj]  disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
 

INDOLENT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: faineant, idle, inactive, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"do*lent\, a. [Pref. in- not + L. dolens, -entis, p.
pr. of dolere to feel pain: cf. F. indolent. See {Dolorous}.]
1. Free from toil, pain, or trouble. [Obs.]

2. Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually
   idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man.

         To waste long nights in indolent repose. --Pope.

3. (Med.) Causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an
   indolent tumor.

Syn: Idle; lazy; slothful; sluggish; listless; inactive;
     inert. See {Idle}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of cancer that grows slowly.
 
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