Word – Indolent
Indolent – Word of the Day
(adj): Habitually avoiding any activity/ work or procrastinating it; Lazy, Slothful. The word ‘Indolent’ is also used in medical terms, which means healing slowly or relatively benign.
History dates back to the 1660s when the word ‘Indolent’ came from French, which meant painless or describing medical conditions that progress slowly or directly from the late Latin word ‘Indolentem’ meaning Lazy and Slow.
1. Adjective Examples – Indolent
- Sheela is an indolent girl who prefers to idle her time on the smartphone rather than work.
- Although Raj is very sharp and intelligent, he has an indolent personality.
- Leprosy is considered to be one of the most indolent infectious diseases.
- Rose is definitely not stupid. She’s just indolent.
- An educated person may not prefer to live an indolent lifestyle.
2. Noun Examples – Indolence
- When you are hit by indolence, it is challenging to come out of it.
- You must always have an active mind and avoid indolence.
- His indolence led him to failure and misery.
- Indolence is addictive but one must work hard to avoid it.
- Once you hit the age of 50s, Indolence will set in.
3. Adverb Examples – Indolently
- She indolently asked her mother to decide what she’ll wear for the party.
- Raj spends for his relatives and they live indolently.
- Most retired people live indolently.
- When his mother was asking him what he was doing, he replied indolently.
- Only the donkeys and horses live their lives indolently.