What is another word for idlers?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪdləz] (IPA)

Idlers are individuals who waste time and avoid work or productive activities. Synonyms for idlers include slackers, loiterers, shirkers, sluggards, and drones. A slacker is a person who tries to avoid work or tasks by making excuses or procrastinating. Loiterers, on the other hand, spend time aimlessly in public places without any specific goal or objective. Shirkers are those who avoid completing tasks assigned to them either by feigning sickness or acting lazy. Sluggards refer to people who are habitually lazy and slow to act. Drones are individuals who are idle and do nothing constructive or productive with their time. Synonyms for idlers can vary depending on the context or situation. However, all these words share the same basic meaning of someone who avoids work or wastes time in unproductive ways.

What are the hypernyms for Idlers?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Idlers

All the idlers of the town are here, and among them many a rascal who has been, through the processes, and comes again to listen and possibly learn a dodge by which to delay the execution of judgment.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
The whole garrison of retainers and hangers-on were in motion, re-enforced by volunteer idlers from the village.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
When we had once got him going, we walked him faster and faster, until presently the crowd was trailing out into a string of idlers and curiosity seekers, as before.
"They Call Me Carpenter"
Upton Sinclair

Famous quotes with Idlers

  • Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
    William Congreve
  • London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • To-morrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
    Aulus Persius Flaccus
  • Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
    Karl Marx
  • The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.
    Slobodan Milosevic

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