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Definition 1: disinclined to work or exertion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indolent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for indolent in the sense of this definition

(indolent is similar to ...) not in action or at work

"an idle laborer" "idle drifters" "the idle rich" "an idle mind"

Definition 2: (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indolent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an indolent ulcer
  • leprosy is an indolent infectious disease

(indolent is similar to ...) (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

(indolent belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

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