idle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈaɪdəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈaɪdəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(īdl)

Inflections of 'idle' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
idler
adj comparative
idlest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'idle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
idles
v 3rd person singular
idling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
idled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
idled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

idle
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: be lazy
Synonyms:
while away time, be lazy, kill time, waste time, laze, laze around, laze about (UK), loaf (informal), loaf around (US, informal), loaf about (UK, informal), bum around (slang), doss (UK, slang), skive (UK, slang), do nothing, lounge , lounge around, lounge about (UK), sit idly, take it easy
Antonyms:
work , exercise , act , persevere, toil , be busy, get to work, be active, put your time to good use, engage in, make the most of
Sense: Verb: drift - often followed by 'along'
Synonyms:
drift , wander , meander, shuffle , mosey, coast
Sense: Adjective: lazy
Synonyms:
lazy , indolent, shiftless, slothful, sluggish , sluggardly, work-shy (informal), slack (informal), passive, inert
Antonyms:
lively , vigorous, active , diligent , ambitious , energetic , industrious, bustling , enterprising
Sense: Adjective: unused or inactive
Synonyms:
unused, inactive, unoccupied, unemployed , jobless, out of work, out of action, out of a job, redundant , laid-off (informal), uncultivated, untilled, fallow, vacant , stagnant, stationary , not in use, not in operation, still , quiet , motionless, inert, workless, gathering dust
Antonyms:
occupied, employed , operative, operational , functional , working , busy , engaged , used , in service, in use, running , at work
Sense: Adjective: empty - promises, efforts, etc.
Synonyms:
empty , worthless , hollow , pointless , baseless, useless , vain , futile , ineffectual, of no use
Antonyms:
successful , advantageous, beneficial , effective , productive, worthwhile , promising , useful
Sense: Adjective: trivial
Synonyms:
trivial , unimportant, insignificant, irrelevant , without foundation, silly , unwarranted, ill-founded

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