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Adjective: idle (idler,idlest)  I-d(u)l
  1. Not in action or at work
    "an idle labourer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
  2. Without a basis in reason or fact
    "idle fears";
    - baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted, wild
  3. Not in active use
    "idle hands"; "the machinery sat idle during the strike";
    - unused
  4. Silly or trivial
    "idle pleasure"; "light idle chatter";
    - light
  5. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
    "idle talk";
    - loose
  6. Not yielding a return
    "idle funds";
    - dead
  7. Not having a job
    "idle carpenters";
    - jobless, out of work
Verb: idle  I-d(u)l
  1. Run disconnected or idle
    "the engine is idling";
    - tick over
  2. Be idle; exist in a changeless situation
    "He idled in bed all morning";
    - laze, slug [informal], stagnate
Noun: idle  I-d(u)l
  1. The state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    "the car engine was running at idle"

Sounds like: hypotonicity, hypertonicidle

Derived forms: idling, idlest, idler, idled, idles

See also: bone-idle, bone-lazy, fainéant [archaic], frivolous, inactive, indolent, ineffective, ineffectual, irresponsible, lackadaisical, lazy, leisured, otiose, slothful, uneffective, unemployed, unengaged, unprofitable, unsupported, work-shy

Type of: operation

Antonym: busy, run

Encyclopedia: Idle, West Yorkshire