Indolent: Sentence Examples, Definition & Synonyms

Sentence Examples for “Indolent”

Examples from the News for “Indolent”

But in reality it’s an important step towards a time when space travel for your average indolent millionaire will become commonplace.

Source: The Guardian, Feb 9, 2018

He also keeps a sharp lookout for thieves, delinquents and indolent workers.

Source: New York Times, Nov 4, 2017

Examples from Business for “Indolent”

Among middle-aged women, between the ages of 40 and 60, indolent or slow-growing breast tumors are rare.

Source: Forbes, Jun 24, 2014

Stripping away such entitlements, Conservatives believe, will promote self-reliance, nudge the indolent into jobs and save money.

Source: The Guardian, Aug 7, 2010

Examples from Science and Medicine

All three groups of mice gained weight during the study, but those in the exercising and shaken groups put on slightly less than the indolent rodents.

Source: Science Magazine, Mar 14, 2017

New methods for telling aggressive and indolent cancer cells apart are being investigated.

Source: Nature, Dec 13, 2015

Definition of “Indolent”

adj: disinclined to work or exertion


adj: (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

Synonyms for “Indolent” 

  • faineant (definition: disinclined to work or exertion)
  • lazy
  • otiose (definition: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; producing no result or effect; disinclined to work or exertion)
  • slothful
  • work-shy
  • idle
  • drony
  • easygoing
  • inactive
  • inert
  • lackadaisical
  • languid
  • lax
  • lethargic
  • listless
  • resting
  • shiftless
  • slothful
  • slow
  • slow-going
  • sluggish
  • torpid (definition: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; slow and apathetic)