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Synonyms for indolent
ˈɪn dl əntin·do·lent

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  1. indolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    work-shy

  2. indolentadjective

    Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.

    The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.

    Synonyms:
    work-shy

  3. indolentadjective

    Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).

    Synonyms:
    work-shy

  4. indolentadjective

    Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).

    Synonyms:
    work-shy

  5. indolentadjective

    Healing slowly.

    Synonyms:
    work-shy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indolent

    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    otiose, superfluous, faineant, work-shy, wasted, purposeless, pointless, senseless, futile, unavailing, ineffectual, lazy, slothful

    Antonyms:
    active, busy

  2. indolentadjective

    (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

    "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

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

    Antonyms:
    busy, active

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    lazy, slothful, inert, sluggish, inactive, listless, supine, lumpish, habitually idle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    lazy, slothful, supine, dronish, listless

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How to use indolent in a sentence?

  1. European MP Duda:

    Perhaps these years have been good, but only for a narrow group, yes, it's time for change, time to end this sluggish, indolent presidency.

  2. Pliny the Younger:

    That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Being intelligent in a private organization full of sycophant people as indolent only is not a prize but punishment merely to that person.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Private organization is often such that the employer keeps intentionally the indolent employees over intelligent person for getting the job done under pressure. And when its business profit gets lower than the financial gain figure of the previous year, the owner or senior in order to find a scapegoat can give any absurd reason for failure or may even squarely put the blame on academic institutions by saying that they are not churning out enough employable grads.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is an indolent or a peasant can never lead the intelligent or smart people, but only sows seed of sycophancy weed within the organization to merely feed on own materialistic need and fulfill the greed of a few others at the topmost position and everyone can read clearly that s/he does never heed of the good deed of sincere and hard workers.


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