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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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Cummins said its 2008 on-highway engines--the ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC and ISB will be under the N[O.sub.x] standard, allowing them to be idled indefinitely.
However, the number of workers idled, the number of days idle, and the percent of estimated working time lost because of strikes and lockouts rose.
Some observers believe the idled capacity is the one factor that has prevented aluminum prices from dropping lower.
According to The Detroit News, the plants that will be idled are in Brampton, Ontario; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Belvidere, Illinois; and Detroit.
During 2002, 46,000 workers were idled due to major work stoppages.
Our annual scrap flow map is back, with updates on which large-tonnage electric arc furnace (EAF) mini-mills are melting and which are idled. When the map was created for the 1998 supplement, keeping track of which mills were idle--or in some cases deleting mills from the list--was not something the editors anticipated would be part of the editing process.