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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·do·lence /ˈɪndələn(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·do·lence /-lənt(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·do·lence n.
 1. Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc. [Obs.]
    I have ease, if it may not rather be called indolence.   --Bp. Hough.
 2. The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or lack of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.
    Life spent in indolence, and therefore sad.   --Cowper.
    As there is a great truth wrapped up in =\“diligence,” what a lie, on the other hand, lurks at the root of our present use of the word indolence! This is from “in” and “doleo,” not to grieve; and indolence is thus a state in which we have no grief or pain; so that the word, as we now employ it, seems to affirm that indulgence in sloth and ease is that which would constitute for us the absence of all pain.\=   --Trench.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : inactivity resulting from a dislike of work [syn: laziness]