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1 idler

Person who does no work.

synonyms: bum, do-nothing, layabout, loafer.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: luiaard, nietsnut, rentenier
Polish: leń, leniuch, leniuszek, leniwiec, leser, nierób

Moby thesaurus: Arab, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, bum, bummer, bungler, clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, disregarder, do-nothing, dodger, dogie, dolittle, doodler ... show more.

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1 idle

The state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling.

Polish: bieg jałowy, luz


1 idle

Run disconnected or idle.

synonym: tick over.

2 idle

Be idle; exist in a changeless situation.

synonyms: laze, slug, stagnate.

Dutch: luieren


1 idle

Not in action or at work.

Roget 499: unintelligent [Applied to persons], unintellectual, unreasoning; mindless, witless, reasoningless, brainless; halfbaked; having no head etc. 498; not bright etc. ... show more

Roget 683: inactive; motionless etc. 265; unoccupied etc. (doing nothing) 681; unbusied.    indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, ... show more

2 idle

Without a basis in reason or fact:
— Idle fears.

synonyms: baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted, wild.

Polish: bezpodstawny, bezzasadny, nieuzasadniony, niezasadny

3 idle

Not in active use:
— The machinery sat idle during the strike.
— Idle hands.

synonym: unused.

4 idle

Silly or trivial:
— Idle pleasure.
— Light idle chatter.

synonym: light.

Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent.    subordinate etc. ... show more

5 idle

Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility:
— Idle talk.

synonym: loose.

Polish: jałowy, pusty

6 idle

Not yielding a return:
— Idle funds.

synonym: dead.

7 idle

Not having a job:
— Idle carpenters.

synonyms: jobless, out of work.

Moby thesaurus: abortive, absurd, airy, amble, ambling, asinine, asleep, at a standstill, at anchor, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, available, baseless, be a sideliner, be still, bootless, brogue, bum, bum around ... show more.

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