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Nov 13, 2019
This week’s theme
Misc. words

This week’s words
froward
listless
indolent

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indolent

PRONUNCIATION:
(IN-duh-lehnt)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Lazy, lethargic, averse to exertion.
2. Painless or causing little pain; slow to develop or heal. Used in medicine, for example, indolent ulcer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin indolent-, stem of indolens, from Latin in- (not) + dolens, present participle of dolere (to suffer, feel pain) which also gave us dolor, condole, and dole. Earliest documented use: 1663.

USAGE:
“He becomes listless, indolent, flabby as a jellyfish.”
Stefan Zweig (Translation: Anthea Bell); The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig; Pushkin Press; 2013.

See more usage examples of indolent in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received. -Antonio Porchia, poet (13 Nov 1886-1968)

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