Antonyms for

Antonyms of noun idle

Antonyms of verb idle

2 senses of idle

Sense 1:
idle, tick over
Antonym of run (Sense 13)

Sense 2:
idle, laze, slug, stagnate
Antonym of work (Sense 1)

Antonyms of adj idle

7 senses of idle

Sense 1:
idle (vs. busy)

busy (vs. idle)
at work(predicate)drudging, laboring, labouring, toilingengaged, occupiedoverbusytied up(predicate)up to
Sense 2:
baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild

INDIRECT (VIA unsupported) -> supported

Sense 3:
idle, unused

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active

Sense 4:
idle, light

INDIRECT (VIA frivolous) -> serious

Sense 5:
idle, loose

INDIRECT (VIA irresponsible) -> responsible

Sense 6:
dead, idle

INDIRECT (VIA unprofitable) -> profitable

Sense 7:
idle, jobless, out of work

INDIRECT (VIA unemployed) -> employed © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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