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Synonyms for idle

Synonyms for idle

marked by a lack of action or activity

resistant to exertion and activity

not occupied or put to use

lacking value, use, or substance

having no basis or foundation in fact

to pass time without working or in avoiding work

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to cause to cease regular activity

Synonyms for idle

the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

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run disconnected or idle

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not in action or at work

without a basis in reason or fact

not in active use

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silly or trivial

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lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

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not yielding a return

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not having a job

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Although environmental constraints have made it difficult for the HD to convert some of these idle spaces into rental housing units, we are concerned whether such constraints are really not surmountable.
Put some attractive young people onstage,'' said Idle, at 71 the youngest of the group.
Elder Taz Bouchier, who is well known as part of Idle No More in Edmonton, was a last-minute addition to the speakers list.
Study personnel from CHD and CPS attended open houses and other community and school assemblies to educate parents, teachers, and students on the importance of reducing vehicle idle time.
Director Carl Stott said: "Initially, we had the hardware fitted to 12 coaches and after the first 12 months we saved about PS22,000 on fuel by reducing idle time by one hour per coach per day.
Like The Tatling, Idle Power was fortunate enough to be blessed with good health, a pretty big engine and an even bigger heart.
3 -- There's nothing more annoying than a coworker's noisy, unattended computer, and there's nothing more embarrassing than coming back to your computer to hear your cubicle neighbors complain that noise from your idle system has been disturbing them, whether it's music you left playing, e-mail alerts, or other system sounds.
Internet and communications services provider Idle Media (OTCBB:IDLM) reported on Monday that it has completed its merger with National Golf Emporium.
After startup, idle the engine for about two minutes.
3 : not based on anything real or serious <an idle threat>
So Idle is going for a bigger bang (thus the fireworks).
The car is designed to run down the road, not to sit in idle.
When they take breaks, most truckers idle their engine--sometimes for more than six hours--to use the heat, television and microwave in the truck's cab, their "home away from home.
For every thousand small and large cars that idle for five minutes a day, that's 132 tonnes