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Idle – English Flashcard for Idle with Synonyms

Published on May 26th, 2019 | Last updated on February 15th, 2021 by | Category: 504 Absolutely Essential Words Flashcards, English Vocabulary in Context | 2 Comments on Idle – English Flashcard for Idle with Synonyms | 115 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute


Idle: /ˈaɪ.dļ/ (Adj)

1. not working or being used:

Children become too idle to go out for playing due to computer and mobile games.

The propagation of idleness in every society is a serious malady which should be overcome by spreading public activities.

Frankly speaking, I envy the idle rich who earn easy money and have an easy-peasy lifestyle.

Half these factories now stand idle.

2. [before noun] without any particular purpose:

idle chatter/gossip/speculation

3. lazy and not willing to work:

He’s a very able student, he’s just bone idle (= very lazy).

4. An idle moment or period of time is one in which there is no work or activity:

If you have an idle moment, call me.

5 without work; unemployed:

Almost half of the workforce are now idle.

2 comments on “Idle – English Flashcard for Idle with Synonyms”

  1. Thanks a lot. Very useful flash card !!
    Would it be possible to let me have such cards by any means regularly such as email?
    It really help me brush upon my English.
    Thanks again.

    Young Dae, Park from South Korea

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