MEANING: adjective:
1. Lazy, lethargic, averse to exertion.
2. Painless or causing little pain; slow to develop or heal. Used in medicine, for example, indolent ulcer.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin indolent-, stem of indolens, from Latin in- (not) + dolens, present participle of dolere (to suffer, feel pain) which also gave us dolor, condole, and dole. Earliest documented use: 1663.

INDOLANT - a six-legged creature whose biochemistry is based on indole rather than formic acid

INDY LENT - Professor Jones let his students borrow his fedora

IN DOLE NOT - Scrooge's motto