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noun as in sloth

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Our greed and indolence have bequeathed them a world already in chaos, and on the precipice of catastrophe.

Before you invoke images of a nation enjoying more indolence than industry, there is an uncomfortable statistic to digest.

Our political indolence and preference for yelling across the room rather than engaging hurts us every day.

And if you are confronted with overwhelming indolence in a book you have been assigned to review?

So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leavening of indolence?

Oppressive laws compel me to pay a portion of my hard earnings to support them in their pride and indolence.

Deeply touched, Peter Ilich resolved to conquer his indolence, and from that moment worked with untiring zeal and energy.

Neither misanthropy, indolence, nor weariness were his permanent moods.

The hours which he did not waste in listless indolence were divided between childish sports and childish devotions.

Iftikhar was in that mood of sleepy indolence to which men wonted to a life of restless action are often prone.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to indolence, such as: disinclination, idleness, laziness, and procrastination.

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