1. [Adjective]: not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

2. not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

3. not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work"

4. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

5. without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"

6. not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"

7. silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"

8. [Verb]: run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"

9. [Verb]: be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

Similar words to 'idle'

Opposite words to 'idle'

1. run

2. work

3. busy

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