‘indolent’

Pronunciation:  The first syllable is pronounced like the word ‘in’. The ‘o’ and the ‘e’ that follow sound like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. The stress is on the first syllable.

Indolent means some one who is unwilling to work. It is a formal word for ‘lazy’.

Example: The indolent husband refused to help his wife clear the dishes.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – August 27, 2007 

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