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1. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] not in action or at work.

Synonyms

  • bone-lazy
  • otiose
  • faineant
  • indolent
  • ineffectual
  • slothful
  • lazy
  • lackadaisical
  • unengaged
  • bone-idle
  • uneffective
  • unemployed
  • ineffective
  • work-shy

Antonyms

  • busy
  • employed
  • worker
  • superior

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. idle

verb. ['ˈaɪdəl'] run disconnected or idle.

Antonyms

  • tractable

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] without a basis in reason or fact.

Synonyms

  • groundless
  • unfounded
  • wild
  • baseless
  • unsupported

Antonyms

  • attached
  • competent
  • excusable
  • reasonable

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. idle

verb. ['ˈaɪdəl'] be idle; exist in a changeless situation.

Synonyms

  • arse around
  • bum about
  • lie around
  • lounge around
  • frig around
  • waste one's time
  • fuck off
  • stagnate
  • loaf
  • lounge about
  • moon around
  • loll
  • arse about
  • ride the bench
  • loll around
  • slug
  • laze
  • bum around
  • warm the bench
  • moon on
  • lie about
  • bum
  • moon

Antonyms

  • tameness
  • civilized
  • calm
  • unenthusiastic

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] not in active use.

Synonyms

  • inactive

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stay

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. idle

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling.

Antonyms

  • quiet

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] not yielding a return.

Synonyms

  • unprofitable

Antonyms

  • ineffectiveness
  • efficient

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility.

Synonyms

  • loose

Antonyms

  • efficacious
  • potent

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] not having a job.

Synonyms

  • out of work
  • jobless

Antonyms

  • valuable
  • useful
  • powerful

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. idle

adjective. ['ˈaɪdəl'] silly or trivial.

Synonyms

  • frivolous

Antonyms

  • fast
  • energetic

Etymology

  • idel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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