1. [syn: faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy]
2. (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless;
- Example: "an indolent ulcer"
- Example: "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indolent \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
Syn: Idle; lazy; slothful; sluggish; listless; inactive;
inert. See Idle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 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" [syn: 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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
93 Moby Thesaurus words for "indolent":
ambling, bone-lazy, cadging, cautious, circumspect, claudicant,
crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deliberate, dilatory,
do-nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic,
faineant, faltering, flagging, foot-dragging, gentle,
good-for-nothing, gradual, halting, hobbled, hobbling, idle,
inactive, inert, laggard, languid, languorous, lax, lazy,
lazybones, lazyboots, lazylegs, leisurely, lethargic, lie-abed,
limping, listless, lumbering, moderate, nonaggressive, parasitic,
poking, poky, procrastinative, relaxed, reluctant, remiss,
sauntering, scrounging, shiftless, shuffling, slack, slothful,
slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling,
slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced,
slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, slugabed,
sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, sponging, staggering, stagnant,
strolling, tentative, toddling, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering,
trudging, turtlelike, unenterprising, unhurried, waddling,