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Remitting

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giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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Correct spelling:
idler
Definition:
IDLY.

Synonyms:

adjective
idle
abandoned, abortive, asleep, at rest, barren, bootless, dead, deserted, down, dusty, empty, frivolous, fruitless, futile, groundless, hollow, inactive, indolent, inert, insignificant, irrelevant, jobless, lackadaisical, laid-off, leisured, motionless, nugatory, otiose, out of work, passive, pointless, quiet, rambling, redundant, rusty, shiftless, sleepy, slothful, sluggish, stationary, still, superficial, trivial, unavailing, uncultivated, unemployed, unhelpful, unnecessary, unoccupied, unproductive, unsuccessful, untouched, unused, useless, vacant, vain, void, waste, Resting, Workless, mothballed, not serious, on the shelf, closed down, of no avail, on the bench, taking it easy.
noun
couch potato
bystander, goof-off, idler, laggard, lounger, observer, slouch, sluggard, spectator, spud, viewer, lazy person, inactive person, lazy-bones, lotuseater, sofa spud, televiewer, television viewer, tv viewer, tv-viewer, video-gazer.
do-nothing
bum, clock watcher, deadbeat, good-for-nothing, layabout, lazybones, malingerer, moocher, shirker, sloth, sponger, lotus eater.
drone
leech, parasite, slug.
idler
beggar, bum, clock watcher, couch potato, dawdler, do-nothing, drone, freeloader, goldbrick, good-for-nothing, goof-off, layabout, lazybones, lingerer, loafer, loiterer, lounge lizard, mendicant, mooch, moocher, mope, ne'er-do-well, panhandler, scrounger, slacker, slouch, sloucher, slowpoke, sponger, vagrant, wastrel, dilly-dallyer.
laggard
dawdler, laggard, lagger, lingerer, loiterer, procrastinator, slowpoke, straggler, Tarrier, dilly-dallier, dawdlers, slow starter.
loafer
beachcomber, do-nothing, ne'er-do-well, wanderer, waster, wastrel.
malingerer
dodger.
parasite
bootlicker, hanger-on, scrounger, taker, scroungers, dependents, takers.
shirker
shirker, slacker.
sluggard
sluggard, fainéant.
Examples of usage:
  1. I could never be an idler. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  2. Teach me to live; no idler let me be, But in thy service hand and heart employ. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  3. If you choose to be an idler about the house, we shall have to endure it. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  4. These are in the spirit of the formal classical poets, and contain sententious couplets such as " An idler is a watch that wants both hands, As useless if it goes as when it stands." – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  5. I am now an idler and cumberer of the ground; it may be excused to me perhaps by twenty years of industry and ill- health, which have taken the cream off the milk. – Vailima-Letters by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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