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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 ?
Things need to be hurried up a little on a Sunday for those people who don't have hours to idle away.
While his Arsenal team-mates idle away their spare time listening to their iPods, the young Gunners star is doing a correspondence course for the Spanish equivalent of A-levels.
In the 1980s, it dominated the big screen with mesmerising performances from Glenn Close and John Malkovitch as the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, the pair of sexual predators who idle away their days, planning the destruction of others.
These friendly, intimate venues are great places to idle away a few relaxing hours over a coffee or a beer.
There is no plot, only characters that idle away their lives waiting for something to happen to them.
Left alone, Lewis fights to save a patient while Carter and Abby discuss their future together as they idle away several days in quarantine with Chen and Pratt, along with chronic patient Stan the Can.
Advocaat is not a manager who will let performances idle away when they look destined not to glean all three points and once more we saw the half- time hook.
And afterwards while his father enjoyed a leisurely pint in Woolton Village Club, Colin and his siblings would idle away an hour in the games room.
And in typical Jack style, he plans to idle away his well-earned retirement - doing "bugger all".