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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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