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Meanings for idle

not in use; inactive

idle(adj)

the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

"the car engine was running at idle"

idle(adj)

not in action or at work

"an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild(adj)

without a basis in reason or fact

"baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"

idle, unused(adj)

not in active use

"the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

idle, light(adj)

silly or trivial

"idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"

idle, loose(adj)

lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

"idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

dead, idle(adj)

not yielding a return

"dead capital"; "idle funds"

idle, jobless, out of work(verb)

not having a job

"idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work"

idle, tick over(verb)

run disconnected or idle

"the engine is idling"

idle, laze, slug, stagnate(verb)

be idle; exist in a changeless situation

"The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

not being in a state of use, activity, or employment the car was idle for two weeks while they went on vacation

the company's competitors have not been idle in developing rival products

not easily aroused to action or work

an idle employee who always seems to be either on break or at lunch

to spend time doing nothing she likes to idle during the summer and recharge herself for the fall semester

we idled away the evening relaxing around the campfire

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Example Sentences of idle

I regret having been idle in my youth.

Tom is not an idle boy any longer.

The machines are idle now.

The factory has been lying idle for a year.

He is as idle as ever.

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Antonyms for idle

active alive busy employed functioning going living on operating operative running working industrious

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Idle in different languages

  • عاطل عن العملArabic
  • незает Bulgarian
  • desocupat aturat inactiu Catalan
  • líný mrhat nečinný neužitečný nepotřebný volný zahálet Czech
  • nutzlos untätig müßig überflüssig German
  • οκνηρός ανώφελος άνεργος αδρανής άχρηστος Greek
  • desocupado ocioso flojear vagabundo Spanish
  • بیهوده Persian
  • olla joutokäynnillä olla vapaalla joutilas joutava maleksia toimeton laiska Finnish
  • inactif négligeable inutile oisif fainéanter fainéant French
  • caithScots Gaelic
  • אבטלהHebrew
  • henyél tétlen Hungarian
  • perdere tempo indolente in folle oziare ozioso disoccupato inutile inattivo sprecare tempo infingardo girare al minimo vano sciupare nell'ozio pigro girare a vuoto Italian
  • Japanese
  • 게으른Korean
  • ōtiōsus Latin
  • nutteloos inactief nietsdoend ijdel Dutch
  • leniwy Polish
  • vagabundo perder tempo inapropriado desocupado ocioso preguiçoso vazio imprestável vão desempregado inútil Portuguese
  • незанятый Russian
  • gå på tomgång overksam Swedish
  • zembea Swahili
  • boş atıl Turkish

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