Dictionary Results for idle

1. idle - noun

· the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling; "the car engine was running at idle"

Hypernym(s): operation

2. idle - verb

· run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"

Synonym(s): tick_over

Antonym(s): run

3. idle - verb

· be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

Synonym(s): laze, slug, stagnate

Antonym(s): work

4. idle - adjective

· not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

Antonym(s): busy

5. idle - adjective

· without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"

Synonym(s): baseless, groundless, unfounded, unwarranted, wild

6. idle - adjective

· not in active use; "the machinery sat idle during the strike"; "idle hands"

Synonym(s): unused

7. idle - adjective

· silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"

Synonym(s): light

8. idle - adjective

· lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

Synonym(s): loose

9. idle - adjective

· not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"

Synonym(s): dead

10. idle - adjective

· not having a job; "idle carpenters"; "jobless transients"; "many people in the area were out of work"

Synonym(s): jobless, out_of_work

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