What is another word for idles?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪdə͡lz] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the word "idles," which means to pass time doing nothing or to be inactive. Some common synonyms for idles include lounges, lazes, loafs, dabbles, or loiters. Other synonyms for idles are busies oneself, occupies, engages in, or immerses oneself in. Idles can also be replaced with the phrase "kills time," which means to do something unimportant or unproductive while waiting for something else to happen. Whatever synonym is chosen, the term idles generally means to waste time or not be productive, so it is important to keep busy to achieve goals and success.

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What are the hypernyms for Idles?

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

What are the opposite words for idles?

The word idles refers to being inactive or doing nothing. Some antonyms of idles are: work, hustle, active, busy, energetic, and productive. Work is an antonym because instead of relaxing, it involves physical, mental, or creative effort. Hustle is another antonym that implies being in a state of constant activity and achieving goals. Active also contrasts with idle because it suggests physical or mental movement or participation. Busy is another antonym, meaning occupied with something or having many things to do. Energetic suggests liveliness and vigour, while productive implies generating results and being efficient. When we use antonyms of idles, we imply a sense of purpose and movement, which is why they are important in communication.

What are the antonyms for Idles?

Usage examples for Idles

Coniston Water, that oozes out from under the loam in a hundred places, on the eastern slope, gathers into a rushing stream to cleave the very granite, flows southward around the south end of Coniston Mountain, and having turned the mills at Brampton, idles through meadows westward in its own green valley until it comes to Harwich, where it works again and tumbles into a river.
"Coniston, Book I."
Winston Churchill
There is not a more tranquil or a happier individual in his domestic life than this old troubadour retired from business, who sings from time to time his little song to the moon, without caring much whether he sings well or ill, provided he sings the motif that runs in his head, and who, the rest of the time, idles deliciously....
"The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters"
George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
The weeds in the garden drink and drink again and forget the hoe which idles in the tool-house corner, and Jotham putters about the barn, making pretence of indoor work but really luxuriating in idleness.
"Old Plymouth Trails"
Winthrop Packard

Famous quotes with Idles

  • For myself and my loved ones, I want the heat, which comes at the speed of light. I don’t want to have to hang about for the blast, which idles along at the speed of sound.
    Martin Amis

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