indolency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin indolēntia.

Noun[edit]

indolency (plural indolencies)

  1. (obsolete) The lack of pain; absence of pain.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      the sect of Philosophie, that hath most preferred sensualitie, hath also placed the same but to indolencie or unfeeling of paine.
    • 1689, John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration:
      Civil interests I call life, liberty, health, and indolency of body; and the possession of outward things, such as money, lands, houses, furniture, and the like.