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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

    footler, lout

  5. idlernoun

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

    footler, lout

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  1. idler

    dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate person

    disciple, learner, pupil, savant, scholar, student

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  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

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  1. idlernoun

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

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  1. idlernoun

    sluggard, drone, lounger, loafer, dawdler, donothing

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  1. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

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

  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. 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.

Translations for idler

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  • 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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