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1. idleness

noun. ['ˈaɪdəlnəs'] having no employment.

Synonyms

  • dolce far niente
  • inactivity
  • idling

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • venial sin
  • usefulness

Etymology

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

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Rhymes with Idleness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

2. love-in-idleness

noun. a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived.

Synonyms

  • pink of my John
  • heartsease
  • Viola tricolor
  • viola
  • Johnny-jump-up

3. idleness

noun. ['ˈaɪdəlnəs'] the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work.

Synonyms

  • faineance
  • laziness

Antonyms

  • skillfulness
  • help
  • teaching

Etymology

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

4. idleness

noun. ['ˈaɪdəlnəs'] the quality of lacking substance or value.

Synonyms

  • worthlessness
  • ineptitude

Antonyms

  • timekeeping
  • control
  • deeds

Etymology

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