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  • n. Indolent apathy.


Oblomov +‎ -ism, after the nobleman who rarely leaves his bed in Ivan Goncharov's novel Oblomov (1859). (Wiktionary)


  • The flipside of the Stakhanovite body was 'Oblomovism' - the decadent, indolent, work shy and idle bodies that were said to represent a cultural threat to socialist construction.

    A Very Public Sociologist

  • First published in 1859 it was translated into English in the Twenties, and its hero, together with the notion of 'Oblomovism,' has become almost as much of a byword with us as he is in Russia.

    Oblomov's Travels


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