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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

inactivity, laziness, sloth, idle

Words popularity by usage frequency

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

Translations for idleness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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