1. [ adjective ] (work) disinclined to work or exertion
Synonyms: lazy slothful otiose work-shy faineant

"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"

Related terms: idle
2. [ adjective ] (pathology) of tumors e.g.; slow to heal or develop and usually painless

"an indolent ulcer" "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

Related terms: pathology inactive
Similar spelling:   indolently