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a. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. See Synonyms at lazy.
b. Conducive to inactivity or laziness; lethargic: humid, indolent weather.
a. Causing little or no pain: an indolent tumor.
b. Slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive: an indolent ulcer.

[Late Latin indolēns, indolent-, painless : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin dolēns, present participle of dolēre, to feel pain.]

in′do·lent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.indolently - in an indolent manner; "he lives indolently with his relatives"


[ˈɪndələntlɪ] ADVindolentemente


[ˈɪndələntlɪ] advindolentemente
References in classic literature ?
Lena moved without exertion, rather indolently, and her hand often accented the rhythm softly on her partner's shoulder.
The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
Vanstone's imperturbable cheerfulness sat as easily and indolently on him as usual.
These were passed from mouth to mouth by the recumbent smokers, each of whom, taking two or three prodigious whiffs, handed the pipe to his neighbour; sometimes for that purpose stretching indolently across the body of some dozing individual whose exertions at the dinner-table had already induced sleep.
At the noise made by Buckingham Manicamp, who was indolently reclining upon the cushions at the doorway of one of the tents, rose with his usual indifference, and, perceiving that the disturbance continued, made his appearance from underneath the curtains.
We tried indolently to recollect something about the Guelphs and Ghibelines and the other historical cut-throats whose quarrels and assassinations make up so large a share of Florentine history, but the subject was not attractive.
Gringoire continued to advance, and had soon joined that one of the forms which dragged along most indolently, behind the others.
A few fishermen with their families indolently pass their lives away there, with their great living-rafts of poplar and alder, the flooring formed of reeds, and the roof woven out of thick rushes.
I got down the book, and read all I came to read; and then, in an unthinking moment, I idly turned the leaves, and began to indolently study diseases, generally.
Among the gentlemen of the suite, Rostov noticed Bolkonski, sitting his horse indolently and carelessly.
She was all on a noble scale, her attributes were so generous, her manner unconquerably gracious, her movements indolently active, her face so candid that you must swear her every thought lived always in the open.
Had Zu-tag come indolently, feeding as he came, he might have entered the tribe without arousing notice or suspicion, but when one comes thus precipitately, evidently bursting with some emotion out of the ordinary, let all apes beware.