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idle
Definition:
To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
idle, loose, dead, unused, light.
free
at leisure, unhampered, freest, not tied down, unengaged.
groundless
unsupported, illogical, uncalled for, causeless, unprovoked, Foundationless, unwarranted.
inactive
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.
inert
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.
insubstantial
in firm, too little too late.
latent
suspended, implied, between the lines, vestigial, in abeyance, unrealized.
lethargic
stretchy, hebetudinous, sleepyhead, having spring fever, wimpy.
meaningless
hollow.
motionless
sleeping, dormant, fixed, dead, quiet, tranquil, stagnant, inert, calm, Resting, languid, standing, stock-still, motionless, inactive, vegetative, becalmed, immobile, unmoving, still, stationary, static.
new
unused.
out of work
on the dole, out of a job, between jobs, out of job, collecting unemployment.
passive
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
shallow, frothy, shallower, uncritical.
shiftless
directionless, unambitious.
slack
easy going, behindhand, not busy, easy-going.
slow
slowest, gradual, slow-going, slow-paced, snaillike, tortoiselike, slow-footed.
stuporous
stuporous.
unfounded
off-base, without basis, mendacious, without foundation, unproven.
unprofitable
unrewarding, unremunerative, unlucrative, frustaneous.
useless
inutile, nonfunctional, non-functional, of no use, no good, unusable, bootless, scrapper, Unpurposed, unfunctional, counter-productive, counterproductive, ineffectual, unusuable.
vain
no-win, going nowhere, unnotable, in vicious circle, not a prayer, time-wasting, Shucker.
wasted
Misspent.
worthless, ineffective
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.
noun
empty
pointless, futile, vain, trivial, rambling, shallow.
idle
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.
lazy
shiftless.
state
idle.
verb
contact
idle, tick over.
stagnate
immobilize, stagnate, hibernate, stop, rest.
Examples of usage:
  1. All who brought news from the outside world were the friends of this idle soldier. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. " I don't wish to know," he exclaimed, promptly, with a glance which showed me that he understood I had not been idle. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  3. Words are idle things at a time like this; thoughts take their own way in spite of them. – The Bridal March; One Day by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  4. During these few moments nature had not been idle. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  5. It is at best a wearisome thing, this being idle in harbour before sailing. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables

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