- having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful: an indolent person.
- Pathology. causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign: an indolent ulcer that is not painful and is slow to heal.
- disliking work or effort; lazy; idle
- pathol causing little painan indolent tumour
- (esp of a painless ulcer) slow to heal
1660s, “painless,” from Late Latin indolentem (see indolence). Sense of “living easily” is 1710, from French indolent. Related: Indolently.
- Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
- Causing little or no pain, as a tumor.
- Slow to heal, grow, or develop, as an ulcer; inactive.