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Synonyms for idleness
idle·ness

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idleness, idling, loafingnoun

    having no employment

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  2. groundlessness, idlenessnoun

    the quality of lacking substance or value

    "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  3. faineance, idlenessnoun

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

    Synonyms:
    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idlenessnoun

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

    Associated words:
    cocagne

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "idleness":

    inactivity, laziness, sloth, idle

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1547rest
#9013idle
#9757relaxation
#28771inactivity
#36114inaction
#38659sloth
#41296laziness
#49259idling
#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. George MacDonald:

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

  3. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.

  4. Johnson:

    One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of attention, and the world, therefore, swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied but to be read.

  5. Kierkegaard:

    Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.


Translations for idleness

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  • zahálkaCzech
  • segurdodWelsh
  • Stillstand, Indolenz, Untätigkeit, Arbeitsunwilligkeit, TrägheitGerman
  • ociosidadSpanish
  • بیکار بودنPersian
  • turhuus, velttous, joutilaisuus, vetelyysFinnish
  • futilité, oisiveté, indolence, inactivité, inutilitéFrench
  • आलस्यHindi
  • indolenza, ozio, pigrizia, oziositàItalian
  • ōtiumLatin
  • inatividade, ócioPortuguese
  • простой, бесплодность, бесполезность, безделье, праздность, леностьRussian
  • dokolicaSerbo-Croatian
  • sysslolöshetSwedish
  • trög, nosdunVolapük

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