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disinclined to work or make an effort

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indolent - lazy

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Somebody who is ‘indolent’ is not just lazy in a typical way, such as being work-shy, they are also averse to any kind of effort. In other words, they dislike all movements or activities. In any kind of professional environment, an indolent person would not last very long.

Synonyms apathetic,slothful
Antonyms industrious,diligent

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  1. Mary is worried about her indolent teenage son. He sleeps most of the day and barely leaves the house.

  2. I gave Eric a job because I’m friends with his brother. However, his indolence means I have no choice but to let him go.

  3. Simon saved up enough money to retire early and now lives indolently on an island in the Caribbean.

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