from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Habitual laziness; sloth.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being indolent.
- noun Freedom from pain, grief, care, or trouble.
- noun Love of ease; indisposition to labor; avoidance of exertion of mind or body; idleness; laziness.
- noun Synonyms Sloth, slothfulness, inertness, sluggishness. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc.
- noun The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or lack of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.
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- noun Habitual
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- noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
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First attested 1603, from French indolence, insensitivity to pain, from Latin indolentia, insensibility, from in- not + dolere to grieve. Sense of laziness, first attested 1710, is related to taking pains.
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