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indolent -- as in: he is naturally indolent
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  • The inattention and indolence of his manner
  • So James Harthouse reclined in the window, indolently smoking, and reckoning up the steps he had taken on the road by which he happened to be travelling.
  • The gentleman he addressed, who was talking to Mrs. Bounderby on the sofa, got up, saying in an indolent way, ’Oh really?’ and dawdled to the hearthrug where Mr. Bounderby stood.
  • ’An occasion, I am sure, not to be forgotten by myself in the course of Ages,’ said Mr. Harthouse, inclining his head to Mrs. Sparsit with the most indolent of all possible airs.

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  • She never recovered from the indolence of her youth.
  • She is too indolent for med school.

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