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1. indolent

adjective. ['ˈɪndələnt'] disinclined to work or exertion.

Synonyms

  • slothful
  • lazy
  • idle
  • faineant
  • work-shy

Antonyms

  • useful
  • fast
  • work
  • effective

Etymology

  • indolentem (Latin)

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Rhymes with Indolent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with indolent


1. Adjective
Many reptiles lead very indolent lifestyles, so they attempt to strike quickly to subdue their prey.

Quotes about indolent


1. No matter what I said they insisted on thinking of God as something outside themselves. Something that yearns to take every indolent moron to His breast and comfort him. The notion that the effort has to be their own . . . and that the trouble they are in is all their own doing . . . is one that they can't or won't entertain.
- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

2. Business people - Your business - is your greatest prejudice: it ties you to your locality, to the company you keep, to the inclinations you feel. Diligent in business - but indolent in spirit, content with your inadequacy, and with the cloak of duty hung over this contentment: that is how you live, that is how you want your children to live!
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

3. The true value of a man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the Truth. It is not possession of the Truth, but rather the pursuit of Truth by which he extends his powers and in which his ever-growing perfectibility is to be found. Possession makes one passive, indolent, and proud.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

2. indolent

adjective. ['ˈɪndələnt'] (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless.

Antonyms

  • valuable

Etymology

  • indolentem (Latin)
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