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idle

synonym (synonym of idle)

  • (noun)
    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primar more.. (noun)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    run disconnected or idle (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be idle; exist in a changeless situation (verb.social)
     
  • (adj.all)
    without a basis in reason or fact (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not in active use (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    silly or trivial (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not yielding a return (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not having a job (adj.all)
     

antonym (antonym of idle)

  • (verb.social)
    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity (verb.social)
     
  • (adj.all)
    actively or fully engaged or occupied (adj.all)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    be operating, running or functioning (verb.contact)
     

also (also)

similar (similar with idle)

  • lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility (adj.all)
    showing lack of care for consequences (adj.all)
     
  • not having a job (adj.all)
    not engaged in a gainful occupation (adj.all)
     
  • not in action or at work (adj.all)
    constitutionally lazy or idle (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    disinclined to work or exertion (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    free from duties or responsibilities (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not busy or occupied; free (adj.all)
     
  • not in active use (adj.all)
    lacking activity; lying idle or unused (adj.all)
     
  • not yielding a return (adj.all)
    producing little or no profit or gain (adj.all)
     
  • silly or trivial (adj.all)
    not serious in content or attitude or behavior (adj.all)
     
  • without a basis in reason or fact (adj.all)
    not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid (adj.all)
     

hypernym (idle IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling (noun.state)
    the state of being in effect or being operative (noun.state)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF idle relation)

derivation (.... is derived from idle)

  • (noun.act)
    having no employment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    person who does no work (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an idle slothful person (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of inactivity (in business or art etc) (noun.state)
     
  • lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility (adj.all)
    freedom from restraint (noun.attribute)
     
  • not in action or at work (adj.all)
    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work (noun.attribute)
     
  • silly or trivial (adj.all)
    the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous (noun.attribute)
     
  • without a basis in reason or fact (adj.all)
    the quality of lacking substance or value (noun.attribute)
     
synonym antonym also similar hypernym hyponym derivation inactive inert tick over laze baseless groundless active busy diligent run work ineffective ineffectual uneffective unemployed inactive bone-idle faineant indolent lackadaisical leisured operation moon moon around ride the bench warm the bench daydream arse about idleness idling bum do-nothing slug sluggard

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