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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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9013idle
#9757relaxation
#28771inactivity
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#38659sloth
#41296laziness
#49259idling
#67297idleness
#77507loafing

How to use idleness in a sentence?

  1. G. Macdonald:

    Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

  2. Jeremy Collier:

    Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

  3. Mrs. Sigourney:

    In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.

  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. Hannah More:

    Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

Images & Illustrations of idleness

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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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