Synonyms of idle in English:
1 an idle fellow
lazy, indolent, slothful, work-shy, shiftless, loafing, inactive, inert, sluggish, lethargic, languorous, listless, torpid;
5 he didn't indulge in idle remarks or mere social chit-chat
[Antonyms] serious, meaningful
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1 Lily idled on the window seat: she hated Sundays
do nothing, be inactive, vegetate, sit back, take it easy, rest on one's oars, mark time, kick one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs, kill time, languish, laze (around/about), lounge (around/about), loll (around/about), loaf (around/about), slouch (around/about);
go to seed, degenerate, moulder, stagnate
4 he slowed the car at a junction, letting the engine idle
tick over, run slowly in neutral
fear of being idle
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