Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To spend in idleness; waste time idly.

Part of speech: adjective

Not occupied.

Part of speech: adjective

Averse to labor; lazy.

Part of speech: adjective

Vain; useless.

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Usage examples "idle":

  1. It is idle to write of the week that followed. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  2. They seem to know it would be idle. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
  3. He lay back in his chair, by the big fire; and his idle thoughts stared before him. - "The Twilight of the Souls", Louis Couperus.