Synonyms of idle in English:

idle

adjective

  • 3 instead of leaving the machine idle, I sold it
    not in use, out of use, not operating, not working, inactive, out of action, inoperative, non-functioning, out of service, unused, unoccupied, unemployed; disused, no longer in use, fallen into disuse, mothballed
    instead of leaving the machine idle, I sold it
    [Antonyms] working
  • 4 they filled their idle hours with endless gossiping sessions they filled their idle hours with endless gossiping sessions
    [Antonyms] busy, full

verb

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  • 4 he slowed the car at a junction, letting the engine idle
    tick over, run slowly in neutral

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