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indolence

noun

Definition: inactivity or laziness resulting from a dislike of work

Synonyms: laziness, sluggishness, apathy, idleness

Antonyms: industry, engagement

Tips: The related adjective indolent refers to a lazy or apathetic person. In medicine, indolent also refers to a disease that is painless and slow-to-spread. Indolence is a more sophisticated way of saying "laziness," while indolent is a more sophisticated way of saying "lazy" or "disinterested."

Usage Examples:

His grandfather, a war veteran who prided himself on a lifetime of hard work, often complained of the indolence of today's youth. (laziness)

She gave an indolent shrug and continued to stare at the television. (disinterested, apathetic) adjective

Her indolence made it clear that she didnít have any passion or enthusiasm for her job. (laziness, apathy)

He was unaware of the indolent tumor until it was discovered during a routine physical. (medical: painless, slow to progress)


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