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idle, loose, dead, unused, light.
at leisure, unhampered, freest, not tied down, unengaged.
unsupported, illogical, uncalled for, causeless, unprovoked, Foundationless, unwarranted.
motionless, dormant, jobless, unemployed, somnolent, fallow, inactive, sedentary, quiescent, stationary, supine, still, Snail-paced, lifeless, on hold, low key, mothballed, lethargic, do nothing, sleepy, out of action, draggy, out of service, in holding pattern, unmoving, unworking, torpid.
listless, insensible, apathetic, immobile, comatose, languid, languorous, sluggard, sedentary, sluggish, static, stagnant, inanimate, lifeless, vegetative, unreactive, still, lethargic, Reposing, catatonic, motionless, inactive, paralytic, passive, stationary, inert, dormant.
in firm, too little too late.
suspended, implied, between the lines, vestigial, in abeyance, unrealized.
stretchy, hebetudinous, sleepyhead, having spring fever, wimpy.
sleeping, dormant, fixed, dead, quiet, tranquil, stagnant, inert, calm, Resting, languid, standing, stock-still, motionless, inactive, vegetative, becalmed, immobile, unmoving, still, stationary, static.
out of work
on the dole, out of a job, between jobs, out of job, collecting unemployment.
nonresistant, placid, passive, non-resistant, unassertive, calm, complaisant, going through motions, unresisting, non-violent, hands off, inactive, poker-faced, acquiescent, submissive, yielding, walking through it, inert.
shallow, frothy, shallower, uncritical.
easy going, behindhand, not busy, easy-going.
slowest, gradual, slow-going, slow-paced, snaillike, tortoiselike, slow-footed.
off-base, without basis, mendacious, without foundation, unproven.
unrewarding, unremunerative, unlucrative, frustaneous.
inutile, nonfunctional, non-functional, of no use, no good, unusable, bootless, scrapper, Unpurposed, unfunctional, counter-productive, counterproductive, ineffectual, unusuable.
no-win, going nowhere, unnotable, in vicious circle, not a prayer, time-wasting, Shucker.
futile, fruitless, bootless, unproductive, insignificant, nugatory, unhelpful, hollow, irrelevant, unnecessary, trivial, empty, of no avail, useless, superficial, frivolous, vain, unsuccessful, abortive, not serious, rambling, unavailing, otiose, pointless, groundless.
pointless, futile, vain, trivial, rambling, shallow.
slothful, frivolous, stagnate, leisured, slug, lackadaisical, dead, otiose, loose, jobless, unused, out of work, work-shy, unwarranted, irresponsible, lazy, unsupported, bone-idle, inactive, unprofitable, laze, light, at liberty, unfounded, indolent, faineant, goldbricking, bone-lazy, unengaged, groundless, baseless, leisure.
idle, tick over.
immobilize, stagnate, hibernate, stop, rest.
Examples of usage:
– The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
– By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
– The Bridal March; One Day by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
– The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
– Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables