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idle
'idle' - used as an adjective
1. not in action or at work
an idle laborer
idle drifters
the idle rich
an idle mind
2. without a basis in reason or fact
idle fears
3. not in active use
the machinery sat idle during the strike
idle hands
4. silly or trivial
idle pleasure
light idle chatter
5. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
idle talk
6. not yielding a return
idle funds
7. not having a job
idle carpenters

'idle' - used as a noun
8. the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
the car engine was running at idle

'idle' - used as a verb
9. run disconnected or idle
the engine is idling
10. be idle; exist in a changeless situation

derived forms
1. Idle / Plural
idles
2. Idle / Past
idled
3. Idle / Third Person
idles
4. Idle / Present Participle
idling
5. Idle / Comparitive
idler
6. Idle / Superlative
idlest
See also
 
Antonym
  • busy
  • run
  • work
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