Synonyms for (adjective) indolent

Synonyms: indolent

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

Usage: an indolent ulcer; leprosy is an indolent infectious disease

Similar words: inactive

Definition: (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly


Synonyms: indolent, otiose, slothful, work-shy, lazy, faineant

Definition: disinclined to work or exertion

Usage: 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

Similar words: idle

Definition: not in action or at work

Usage: an idle laborer; idle drifters; the idle rich; an idle mind