Definition of Idle
Idle
idle


Definition/Meaning
(adjective)
the quality of being not occupied, scheduled, or employed;

e.g. The workers called a strike for better pay and conditions, so the machinery sat idle.

(adjective)
pointless;

e.g. She did not like to waste her time in idle chatter with her coworkers.

(verb)
to spend time doing nothing, or moving aimlessly and lazily;

e.g. The boys were idling outside the candy shop.

(adjective)
having no logical reason or basis;

e.g. He had so many idle fears as a child.

(verb)
to pass time by doing nothing;

e.g. She idled away the evening by just relaxing on the swing.

(adjective)
futile;

e.g. No one attended to her idle threats because they knew she couldn't do much.




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