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Synonyms for idleness

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  1. idleness

    inaction, inactivity, relaxation, rest

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

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  1. idleness, idling, loafingnoun

    having no employment

    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  2. groundlessness, idlenessnoun

    the quality of lacking substance or value

    "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

  3. faineance, idlenessnoun

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

    faineance, groundlessness, idling, loafing

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  1. idlenessnoun

    indolence, sloth, inaction, laziness, futility, vanity

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  1. List of paraphrases for "idleness":

    inactivity, laziness, sloth, idle

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  1. Hippocrates:

    Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.

  2. 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.

  3. Walter Raleigh:

    War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.

  4. Floyd Dell:

    Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.

  5. Kierkegaard:

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

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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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