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Meaning & Definition of Indolent in English

English

Indolent

/ɪndələnt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • faineant
  • ,
  • indolent
  • ,
  • lazy
  • ,
  • otiose
  • ,
  • slothful
  • ,
  • work-shy

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

  • "An indolent ulcer"
  • "Leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"
    synonym:
  • indolent