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  Words related to idle

Related / Similar Words: tick over, laze, slug, stagnate, unused, jobless, out of work, dead, loose, light, baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted

 

Definition:
  • run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling";
  • be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning";
  • not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands";
  • not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind";
  • not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work";
  • not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds";
  • lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue";
  • silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter";
  • without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy";

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    See Also: ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual, unemployed

     

    Hyponyms: moon, moon around, moon on, ride the bench, warm the bench, daydream, bum, bum around, bum about, arse around, arse about, loaf, frig around, waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about, lie about, lie around

     

    Derivational Morphology: stagnation, stagnancy, doldrums, sluggard, slug, idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum, idleness, idling, loafing

     

    Anagrams: deli, lied

     

    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: незает   Chinese:  
    Dutch: nietsdoend   Finnish: joutilas  
    French: oisif   German: müßig  
    Hungarian: tétlen   Italian: ozioso  
    Japanese: 暇な   Korean: 게으른  
    Portuguese: ocioso   Russian: незанятый  
    Spanish: ocioso   Swedish: overksam  
     
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