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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 ?
Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) fights to save a patient on her own and Carter and Abby discuss their future together as they idle away several days in quarantine.
There is a living room in which to idle away the day reading newspapers in Italian and English, a billiard room, card tables, tennis court, pillared pool with Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium - and the hotel even boasts a helipad
How are we going to idle away boring motorway journeys now
And in typical Jack style, he plans to idle away his well-earned retirement - doing "bugger all".
While the players idle away the hours playing hide and seek with Sol Campbell, the wives and girlfriends will be exchanging tanning tips at a hotel pool 20 miles away.
Stay on the lane to go over the canal - a pleasant spot this to idle away moments watching the holiday craft by.
Their latest stop is sunny Gibraltar, where, apart from school, they idle away their time on the shoreline,diving, snorkelling and spearing octopus.
From inside the Green Zone they broadcast middle-of-the-road music from Freedom Radio, and the troops idle away the hours at Camp Victory near the airport.
The two companions buy pate, bread and wine and idle away a day on a remote beach or spend the night in a cliff-top hermitage perched like a bird's nest high above the sea where a lay-brother known locally as "Padre" exists comfortably on local produce surrounded by a small, smelly, retinue of boys, goats, chickens and an old bedraggled woman.
Maybe it is because he was never one to idle away the evening sipping pints; or perhaps it's down to his shy, introverted personality - but square pegs and round holes come to mind.
Best of all was to idle away the evening in one of the village's beachfront tavernas, entranced by the fading light and the breaking waves.