indolence indolence


  • (n) inactivity resulting from a dislike of work


  1. In the original lyric, a male chastises his female for her indolence and sex appeal.
  2. Warfare is not in character for Laotians, a gentle people given to indolence, rice wine and frequent Buddhist festivals.
  3. Ease into long days of warm indolence at Majorca's Es Castell hotel.


  1. The risk of being lazy with investments

    It’s much easier to be lazy than diligent; this applies to many aspects of life. We’ve seen companies fail due to syndromes of laziness: allowing safety requirements to sag, not putting in the proper internal oversight, or using one nail when two should be used. Investors are not immune to indolence. In the long run... Read More
    on July 22, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  2. China’s State Media Lashes Out Against Local Blockbuster ‘Tiny Times’

    An opinion piece in the "People’s Daily" questions the “unconditional indolence” of Guo Jingming’s coming-of-age hit, while Chinese social media users lash back at the article's suggestions of state control. read more        
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter


  1. Madison wrote "During almost 15 centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both,...
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: James Madison Source: The Columbian

  2. "It's also about indolence and greed," adds Hawke. "It was written in a moment when Russia was on the brink of giant change and I think a lot of people feel that way right now. In Russia at that time the economy was completely falling apart...
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Ethan Hawke Source:

  3. Asked for his reaction to that yesterday, Peters said: "Here is my reaction. I challenged the editor and the writer of this scandalous piece of journalism, indolence and sloth to check our books and then apologise and then resign and they haven't...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Winston Peters Source: The Press

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /