Hyphenation of idle

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Definitions of idle:

The state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
The car engine was running at idle
Run disconnected or idle
The engine is idling
Be idle
Exist in a changeless situation The old man sat and stagnated on his porch He slugged in bed all morning
Not in action or at work
An idle laborer Idle drifters The idle rich An idle mind
Without a basis in reason or fact
Baseless gossip The allegations proved groundless Idle fears Unfounded suspicions Unwarranted jealousy
Not in active use
The machinery sat idle during the strike Idle hands
Silly or trivial
Idle pleasure Light banter Light idle chatter
Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
Idle talk A loose tongue
Not yielding a return
Dead capital Idle funds
Not having a job
Idle carpenters Jobless transients Many people in the area were out of work

Synonyms of idle:

adj idle, bone-idle, bone-lazy, faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy, lackadaisical, leisured, unengaged, ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual, unemployed
adj baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted, unsupported
adj unused, inactive
adj light, frivolous
adj loose, irresponsible
adj dead, unprofitable
adj jobless, out of work, unemployed
verbtick over
verb laze, slug, stagnate

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