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Main Entry: idle
Synonyms:
abortive, absurd, airy, amble, ambling, asinine, asleep, at a standstill, at anchor, at leisure, at liberty, at loose ends, available, baseless, be a sideliner, be still, bootless, brogue, bum, bum around, catchpenny, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, claudicate, coast, contemplative, coquet, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, creeping like snail, dabble, dally, dally away, dead-still, delay, deliberate, diddle, diddle away, disengaged, do-nothing, do nothing, dog it, dogtrot, dormant, drag, drag along, drag out, dribble away, drift, drivel away, drone, easy, empty, faineant, fallow, faltering, fatuitous, fatuous, fiddle-faddle, fiddle, fiddle with, fidget with, finger with, fixed, flagging, flimsy, flirt, fool, fool around, fool away, fool with, foolish, foot-dragging, free, fribble, fribbling, fritter away, frivol, frivolous, frothy, fruitless, fust, futile, gentle, go dead slow, go slow, goldbrick, goof off, gradual, groundless, halting, hang around, hang fire, hibernate, hobble, hobbled, hobbling, hollow, horse around, idle away, ill-founded, immobile, immotive, inactive, inane, inch, inch along, indolent, inert, insignificant, jerk off, jobless, jog-trot, kid around, kill, kill time, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, lallygag, languid, languorous, laze, lazy, leisure, leisured, leisurely, lethargic, lie around, lie dormant, light, limp, limping, linger, listless, loaf, loafing, loiter, loiter about, loitering, loll, loll around, lollop around, lollygag, lounge, lounge around, lumbering, lumpen, mark time, meaningless, meditative, mess around, moderate, monkey, monkey around, mooch, mooch around, moon, moon around, mosey, motionless, moveless, muddle away, neuter, neutral, not budge, not stir, nugacious, nugatory, off, off duty, off work, open, otiose, out of commission, out of employ, out of harness, out of work, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, piddle, piss away, play, play around, play with, pointless, poke, poke along, poking, poky, potter, potter away, procrastinating, putter, quiescent, quiet, quietist, quietistic, redundant, relax, relaxed, reluctant, repose, rest, resting, retired, riding at anchor, saunter, sauntering, semiretired, senseless, shallow, shiftless, shuffle along, shuffling, silly, sit around, sit back, sit it out, slack, sleep, sleepy, slender, slight, slothful, slouch, slouch around, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, sluggish, slumber, smatter, smolder, snail-paced, snaillike, spare, stagger along, staggering, stagnant, stagnate, stagnating, stand around, standpat, static, stationary, statuelike, still, stock-still, stroll, strolling, superficial, take it easy, tarry, tentative, tinker, toddle, toddle along, toddling, tortoiselike, totter along, tottering, toy, toy with, traipse, trifle, trifle away, trifling, trite, trivial, trudging, turtlelike, twiddle, unavailing, unbased, unemployable, unemployed, unfounded, unfruitful, ungrounded, unhurried, unimportant, unmoved, unmoving, unoccupied, unproductive, unsupportable, unsupported, unsustainable, unsustained, untenable, unused, unwarranted, useless, vacuous, vain, vapid, vegetable, vegetate, vegetative, waddle, waddling, wait and see, walk, waste, watch and wait, while away, windy, without basis, without foundation, workless, worm, worm along, worthless
 
Main Entry: idle rich
Synonyms:
beggar, bummer, cadger, coupon clippers, drone, freeloader, leisure class, lounge lizard, lumpen proletariat, mendicant, moocher, nonworker, panhandler, parasite, rentiers, spiv, sponger, the unemployable, the unemployed
 
Main Entry: idle talk
Synonyms:
babble, babblement, back-fence gossip, bavardage, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitchat, chitter-chatter, clack, clatter, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, groundless rumor, guff, hot air, jabber, mere talk, natter, newsmongering, nonsense talk, palaver, piece of gossip, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, story, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, talkee-talkee, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, twattle, yak, yakkety-yak
 
Main entries similar to: idle
absurd, airy, amble, ambling, asinine, asleep, at a standstill, at liberty, available, baseless, be still, bum around, cautious, circumspect, coast, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, dabble, dally, dawdle, delay, deliberate, disengaged, do nothing, dogtrot, dormant, drag, drag out, drift, easy, empty, fallow, faltering, fatuous, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fidget, fixed, flagging, fleet, flimsy, flirt, fool, fool around, foolish, foot-dragging, free, fribble, frivolous, frothy, fruitless, fust, futile, gentle, go slow, goof off, gradual, groundless, halting, hang, hang around, hang fire, hibernate, hobble, hollow, horse around, immobile, inactive, inane, inch, indolent, inert, jobless, kid around, kill, lackadaisical, laissez-faire, languid, languorous, latent, laze, lazy, leisure, leisured, leisurely, lethargic, light, limp, limping, linger, loaf, loiter, loll, lounge, lumbering, lumpen, meditative, mess around, moderate, monkey, mooch, moon, mosey, motionless, muck, neuter, neutral, nonchalant, not budge, nugatory, off, off duty, open, otiose, out of commission, out of work, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, piddle, play, play around, poke, poking, poky, potter, procrastinating, putter, quiescent, quiet, relaxed, reluctant, rest, retired, saunter, shallow, shiftless, shuffling, silly, sit, sit back, slack, sleep, sleepy, slender, slight, slothful, slouch, slow, sluggish, slumber, smolder, spare, specious, staggering, stagnant, stagnate, stand, standpat, static, stationary, statuelike, still, stock-still, stroll, strolling, superficial, supine, tentative, tinker, toddle, toddle along, toddling, totter, tottering, toy, toy with, traipse, trifle, trifling, trite, trivial, trudging, turtlelike, twiddle, unemployable, unemployed, unfounded, ungrounded, unhurried, unmoved, unoccupied, unsupportable, unsupported, unsustainable, unsustained, untenable, unused, unwarranted, useless, vacant, vacuous, vain, vapid, vegetable, vegetate, void, waddle, walk, windy, without foundation, worm