Idleness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪdlnəs|  American pronunciation of the word idleness
Brit.  |ˈʌɪdlnəs|  British pronunciation of the word idleness

noun

- having no employment (syn: idling, loafing)
- the quality of lacking substance or value (syn: groundlessness)
- the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work (syn: faineance)

Examples

There has been a lot of idle speculation about what might happen, but no one really knows.

She left the engine idling for a few seconds before she turned it off.

The cars idled in traffic.

A group of boys idled in the doorway.

The factory closed, idling several hundred workers.

Thousands of workers have been idled by the bad economy.

The factory has been idled by the strike.

His wife kept continually dinning in his ears about his idleness.

Do not enervate your souls by idleness.

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