from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Habitual laziness; sloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Habitual laziness or sloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being indolent.
- n. Freedom from pain, grief, care, or trouble.
- n. Love of ease; indisposition to labor; avoidance of exertion of mind or body; idleness; laziness.
- n. Synonyms Sloth, slothfulness, inertness, sluggishness. See idle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
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. (Wiktionary)