Synonyms for

Synonyms (Grouped by Similarity of Meaning) of verb idle

Sense 1:
idle, tick over

Sense 2:
idle, laze, slug, stagnate

Similarity of adj idle

7 senses of idle

Sense 1:
idle (vs. busy)
bone-idle, bone-lazyfaineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shylackadaisicalleisuredunengaged
Also See: ineffective#1, uneffective#1, ineffectual#1; unemployed#1

Sense 2:
baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild
unsupported (vs. supported)
Sense 3:
idle, unused
inactive (vs. active)
Sense 4:
idle, light
frivolous (vs. serious)
Sense 5:
idle, loose
irresponsible (vs. responsible)
Sense 6:
dead, idle
unprofitable (vs. profitable)
Sense 7:
idle, jobless, out of work
unemployed (vs. 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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