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in·do·lent

indolent

 
 
pronunciation:
In d lnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined to avoid exertion or effort; lazy.
He withdrew his support from his indolent son, saying it was time for him to accept adult responsibility.
synonyms:
idle, lazy, otiose, shiftless, slothful, sluggardly, sluggish
antonyms:
assiduous, energetic, industrious
similar words:
dilatory, inert, laggard, lethargic, listless, no-account, slack
definition 2: caused or characterized by laziness.
His indolent repair of the roof allowed it to leak again after only a few months.
synonyms:
lazy
antonyms:
energetic
similar words:
laggard
definition 3: of a medical condition, slow in developing or causing little pain.
If the tumor is indolent, you may not need treatment for months, or even years.
similar words:
painless
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)indolent indeed, perhaps, too, usually
(adj.)indolent + noun clerk, disease, form, grace, growth, infection, king, look, occurrence, pattern, shade, sinusitis, tumor, welfare
derivations: indolently (adv.), indolence (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word indolent contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.