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Synonyms for idleness
idle·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. idleness

    Synonyms:
    inaction, inactivity, relaxation, rest

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. idlenessnoun

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

    Associated words:
    cocagne

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "idleness":

    inactivity, laziness, sloth, idle

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1547rest
#9013idle
#9757relaxation
#28771inactivity
#36114inaction
#38659sloth
#41296laziness
#49259idling
#67297idleness
#77507loafing

How to use idleness in a sentence?

  1. Earl of Chesterfield:

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

  2. Sir John Lubbock:

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

  3. Hippocrates:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jerome K. Jerome:

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


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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