Definition of indolence in English:

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indolence

Pronunciation: /ˈindələns/

noun

Avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness: my failure is probably due to my own indolence
More example sentences
  • First of all, fatness equals nonactivity in many people's eyes… not simply laziness, but mental inactivity, indolence, apathy.
  • Other words suggest themselves, like indolence, laziness and the relentless pursuit of inactivity.
  • I wouldn't like to use the term gradual laziness to describe the deterioration my work ethic - not when words like indolence, sloth and bone-idleness will do so much better.
Synonyms
laziness, idleness, slothfulness, sloth, shiftlessness, inactivity, inaction, inertia, sluggishness, lifelessness, lethargy, languor, languidness, torpor, torpidity
rare otiosity
literary hebetude

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Syllabification: in·do·lence

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