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Tanya asked about the word indolence. These days, it is a classy way of saying laziness, sloth, inertia. Lethargy, languor, and torpidity are upper-level synonyms. The literary level is represented by hebetude. The strange thing is that indolence originally meant without pain. The in- prefix is a negative form, and the -dol- root came from a Latin word that meant pain. Originally, indolence was freedom from pain.
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