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Synonyms for idleness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idleness, idling, loafing(noun)

    having no employment

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  2. groundlessness, idleness(noun)

    the quality of lacking substance or value

    "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  3. faineance, idleness(noun)

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idleness

    Synonyms:
    inaction, inactivity, relaxation, rest

    Antonyms:
    act, action, activity, application, drill, employment, exercise, exertion, occupation, operation, performance, practise, use

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idleness(n)

    Synonyms:
    indolence, sloth, inaction, laziness, futility, vanity

    Associated words:
    cocagne

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "idleness":

    inactivity, laziness, sloth, idle

How to pronounce idleness?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9013idle
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#41296laziness
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#67297idleness
#77507loafing

How to use idleness in a sentence?

  1. Lord Chesterfield:

    Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    In idleness there is a perpetual despair.

  3. George MacDonald:

    Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.

  4. J. W. Alexander:

    There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.

  5. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.


Translations for idleness

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  • zahálkaCzech
  • segurdodWelsh
  • Stillstand, Trägheit, Arbeitsunwilligkeit, Untätigkeit, IndolenzGerman
  • ociosidadSpanish
  • بیکار بودنPersian
  • velttous, joutilaisuus, vetelyys, turhuusFinnish
  • oisiveté, futilité, inactivité, inutilité, indolenceFrench
  • आलस्यHindi
  • ozio, indolenza, oziosità, pigriziaItalian
  • ōtiumLatin
  • ócio, inatividadePortuguese
  • праздность, леность, бесполезность, простой, бесплодность, бездельеRussian
  • dokolicaSerbo-Croatian
  • sysslolöshetSwedish
  • trög, nosdunVolapük

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