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SAT vocabulary: indolent

What does indolent mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word indolent

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indolent most nearly means

(A) autonomous
(B) firm
(C) plastic
(D) lazy
(E) silly

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Now let’s learn about the word indolent.

Part of Speech of indolent

indolent is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation indolent

Here’s how to pronounce indolent:

IPA: /ˈɪn.də.lənt/

Glossary-style: [IHN-duh-luhnt]

Definition of indolent

indolent means: disliking work or effort; lazy (Ex: an indolent worker). causing or expressing laziness. causing little or no pain (Ex: an indolent tumor).

Explain more about indolent, please

indolent simply means lazy. If someone is indolent, they she or he simply does not like to work or do anything that is physically demanding. For example, an indolent person might avoid exercise, gettting up out of a comfortable chair, or housework–pretty much anything that burns calories!

Example of indolent

Here’s the word indolent used in a sentence:

Indolent by nature, Slow Sam the Sloth was one of the laziest people you ever met–if he dropped something on the floor, he wouldn’t pick it up; if he had to write an essay, he’d copy and paste it from Web sites; if he wanted something from the store a block away, he’d drive rather than walk.

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