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1. Lotus-eater or Lotus Eater Greek Mythology One of a people described in the Odyssey who lived in a drugged, indolent state from feeding on the lotus.
2. A lazy person devoted to pleasure and luxury.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of a people encountered by Odysseus in North Africa who lived in indolent forgetfulness, drugged by the fruit of the legendary lotus


1. a member of a people in Homer's Odyssey who, from eating the fruit of the legendary lotus, lived in a state of languorous forgetfulness.
2. a person who leads a life of indolent ease.
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Noun1.lotus-eater - someone indifferent to the busy world; "in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus-eaters who live in dreamy indolence"
daydreamer, woolgatherer - someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming


nLotophage m, → Lotosesser(in) m(f); (fig)Müßiggänger(in) m(f)
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The resort has a unique Nirvana Energy spot located under the shade of a 100-year-old giant fig tree which is perfect for lotus-eating and for watching not just the beautiful lake but ducks and geese or trying your hand at fishing.
Moore's novel has lost ships, oracles, metaphorical "deaths" of all sorts, gateways to hell, lotus eaters, sirens, lotus-eating sirens, several Cyclopses, and a boatload of hubris to match the boatload of pot on which balances our hero's fate.
Both Aschenbach and Castorp undergo a radical transformation from severe northern discipline to a weakening of the will and moral laxity, from an arduous work ethic to lotus-eating and sybaritic self-indulgence.