Part of speech: noun

Habitual idleness; laziness.

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Usage examples "indolence":

  1. Warrington, in reporting upon the Tripolines, says:-" Whether the extraordinary indolence of the people proceeds from the climate, or want of occupation, I know not, but they are in an horizontal position twenty hours out of the twenty- four, sleeping in the open air." - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. It meant the mantle of ease and indolence, a moment in which again to feel beneath one's feet the kindly restful earth. - "The Grey Cloak", Harold MacGrath.
  3. But he has himself described the tyranny of inspiration, and the reaction after it, in his Stanzas written in Thomson's Castle of Indolence. - "Oxford Lectures on Poetry", Andrew Cecil Bradley.