Definition of indolence in English:



  • Avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness.

    ‘my failure is probably due to my own indolence’
    • ‘I quickly succumb to the languor and indolence that harks back to a more leisurely era.’
    • ‘And at this point, I'll jovially join in and roll my eyes at my own sloth and indolence.’
    • ‘I wouldn't like to use the term gradual laziness to describe the deterioration my work ethic - not when words like indolence, sloth and bone-idleness will do so much better.’
    • ‘First of all, fatness equals nonactivity in many people's eyes… not simply laziness, but mental inactivity, indolence, apathy.’
    • ‘Other words suggest themselves, like indolence, laziness and the relentless pursuit of inactivity.’
    laziness, idleness, slothfulness, sloth, shiftlessness, inactivity, inaction, inertia, lifelessness, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, torpor, torpidity, slowness, dullness
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