Definitions of idle

  1. To lose or spend time in inaction. To idle away, to spend in idleness.
  2. To spend in idleness; waste time idly.
  3. To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; - often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.
  4. To spend, or waste ( time); usually with away.
  5. To spend in idleness.
  6. To be inactive or without employment.
  7. run disconnected or idle; " the engine is idling"
  8. To lose or spend time.
  9. Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.
  10. Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.
  11. Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.
  12. Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.
  13. Light- headed; foolish.
  14. Idler.
  15. IDLY.
  16. without a basis in reason or fact; " baseless gossip"; " the allegations proved groundless"; " idle fears"; " unfounded suspicions"; " unwarranted jealousy"
  17. not having a job; " idle carpenters"; " jobless transients"; " many people in the area were out of work"
  18. not in action or at work; " an idle laborer"; " idle drifters"; " the idle rich"; " an idle mind"
  19. not yielding a return; " dead capital"; " idle funds"
  20. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; " idle talk"; " a loose tongue"
  21. Empty; unoccupied; unemployed; unused; useless; vain; of no importance; futile; lazy.
  22. Vain: trifling: unemployed: averse to labor: not occupied: useless: unimportant: unedifying.
  23. IDLER, IDLENESS.
  24. Unemployed; averse to labor; trifling; useless.
  25. Not occupied.
  26. Averse to labor; lazy.
  27. Vain; useless.
  28. Not employed; doing nothing; averse to labour; not occupied; unfruitful; unprofitable; of no use or importance; vain.
  29. Not employed; averse to labour; vain; useless; frivolous; unprofitable.
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