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Synonyms for idler

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  1. idlernoun

    footler, lout

  2. idlernoun

    One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction.

    lout, footler

  3. idlernoun

    One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.

    footler, lout

  4. idlernoun

    Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watch\uE000235582

    footler, lout

  5. idlernoun

    A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc.\uE000235583\uE000235584\uE000235585

    footler, lout

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idler

    dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate person

    disciple, learner, pupil, savant, scholar, student

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bumnoun

    person who does no work

    "a lazy bum"

    fanny, tail, seat, crumb, butt, hobo, skunk, rear end, scum bag, can, nates, bottom, git, layabout, fundament, stinker, posterior, buttocks, do-nothing, puke, stern, stinkpot, backside, bum, dirty dog, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, so-and-so, hind end, rotter, rump, lowlife, keister, tramp, ass, prat, arse, rear, tush, loafer, rat, behind

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idlernoun

    drone, sluggard, laggard, lounger, dawdler, trifler, doodle, slow-back, inefficient person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. idlernoun

    sluggard, drone, lounger, loafer, dawdler, donothing

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How to use idler in a sentence?

  1. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903:

    A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.

  3. Remy de Gourmont:

    Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.

  4. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    Through this broad street, restless ever, ebbs and flows a human tide, wave on wave a living river; wealth and fashion side by side; Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The longer the time spender as media news watcher. the bigger the duffer & idler that person is. Better to stay far away from such foolish people as they often spread lies & rumor via their baseless discussion for the whole world to suffer and make the life tougher.

Translations for idler

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Faulenzer, untätige Mitarbeiterin, untätiger Mitarbeiter, Faulenzerin, Drohne, FaulpelzGerman
  • ocioso, holgazán, flojoSpanish
  • joutomies, tukipyöräFinnish
  • fainéant, fainéanteFrench
  • leisgeadairScottish Gaelic
  • कामचोरHindi
  • פַּהֲקָןHebrew
  • inukorokoroMāori
  • luiaardDutch
  • тунеядец, бездельник, лентяйRussian
  • hinosdunan, hitrögan, jitrögan, trögan, jinosdunan, nosdunanVolapük
  • 闲人Chinese

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