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indolent

1. Pathol causing little pain
2. (esp of a painless ulcer) slow to heal

indolent

[′in·də·lənt]
(medicine)
Of or relating to a slow-growing, nonpainful neoplasm.
Slowness in the process of healing.
References in classic literature ?
When he reached the channel he allowed the sluggish current to carry him slowly along while he lolled indolently in the bottom of his crude canoe.
I thought to myself indolently, "If I say No, she will only return to the subject again, and she will end (after all I owe to her kindness) in making me say Yes." Before I could answer her she had realized my anticipations.
As is always the case with a ship running before wind and sea she did not seem to an onlooker to move very fast; but to be progressing indolently in long leisurely bounds and pauses in the midst of the overtaking waves.
Vanstone's imperturbable cheerfulness sat as easily and indolently on him as usual.
Had Zu-tag come indolently, feeding as he came, he might have entered the tribe without arousing notice or suspicion, but when one comes thus precipitately, evidently bursting with some emotion out of the ordinary, let all apes beware.
Thus Culture is not indolently selfish, but is forever exerting itself to 'make the best ideas'--which Arnold also defined as 'reason and the will, of God'--'prevail.'
Here an armed man was usually kept, as at the key of the whole position, and here one of the young men now stood, indolently leaning against the rock, ready to protect the pass, if it should prove necessary, until the whole party could be mustered at the several points of defence.
His chocolate and toast stood upon a little table at his elbow; books and newspapers lay ready to his hand, upon the coverlet; and, sometimes pausing to glance with an air of tranquil satisfaction round the well-ordered room, and sometimes to gaze indolently at the summer sky, he ate, and drank, and read the news luxuriously.
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.
Well, if like me you are not - with BA pilots about to go on strike, seized oil tankers bobbing up and down in the sea indolently and parts of the UK washed away by biblical flooding - then you may need to find a dose of pick-me-up somewhere else.
Unlike in its salivary counterpart, invasive growth pattern is insufficient for a diagnosis of malignancy, as nearly half of the cases in their series showed infiltrative margins but behaved indolently. Rather, the authors recommend that the presence of at least moderate cytologic atypia in an otherwise typical soft tissue myoepithelioma should warrant classification as carcinoma.
Most of us already float free from the world of making, doing, extracting and refining -- and observe it indolently and imperfectly through the scumbled lens of the cloud.