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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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References in periodicals archive ?
We also provide data on idle capacity for General Motors North America (GMNA) operations for 2002 through 2008.
This idle listening often consumes as much power as actively sending and receiving messages all day," he added.
The app does need to run in the background in order to know when your machine is idle, but it doesn't use much in the way of system resources while it's running, and the ability to turn off the monitor and mute the speakers after you get up and walk away is a benefit on its own, especially if you don't want to lock your workstation.
Idle rejected following the trend of making bigscreen versions of musicals based on films.
If that ruling remains in effect, and if other alternatives for the disposal of water are not available, then CONSOL Energy may be forced to further idle the Buchanan Mine.
A recent study suggests that in the peak of winter, Canadians voluntarily idle their vehicles for a combined total of more than 75 million minutes a day--equivalent to one vehicle idling for 144 years.
By using this meter and a special technique, we could determine the gallons used per minute of idle with only about 5 minutes of actual idle.
Changing market conditions, new manufacturing processes, corporate restructuring and new technology create idle assets that, without astute management, become financial liabilities and put pressure on the bottom line.
Much of the idling is unnecessary, since school bus engines do not need to idle more than three to five minutes to warm up and extended idling can actually cause damage to the engine.
Holtzman does, of chemically suppressing idle thought and daydreaming in people ("Alzheimer Clue: Busy brain connections may have downside," SN: 1/7/06, p.
(Major work stoppages are defined as strikes or lockouts that idle 1,000 or more workers and last at least one shift.)
Campesinos such as Viva are at the forefront of one of the most impassioned Chavez crusades, a populist who has made breaking up the nation's large but idle ranches, known here as latifundios, a centerpiece of his presidency.
Monty Python's Spamalot * Book and lyrics by Eric Idle; music by Idle and John Du Prez * Directed by Mike Nichols * Starring David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria, Christopher Sieber * Shubert Theatre, New York City (open-ended run)
"Caterpillar believes that the MorElectric technology offers the trucking industry viable idle management solutions with important benefits to the customer and to the environment," says David Orr, Cat Electronics MorElectric commercial manager.