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Idleness

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i=dle=ness

CIDE DICTIONARY

Idlenessn. [AS. īdelnes.].
     The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.
Syn. -- Inaction; indolence; sluggishness; sloth.

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Idleness

n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.

THESAURUS

Idleness

a wise passiveness, big deal, cautiousness, circumspection, contemplation, contemplative life, creeping, dawdling, deliberateness, deliberation, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dolce far niente, dormancy, drawl, emptiness, flimsiness, foolishness, foot-dragging, frivolity, frivolousness, futility, idle hands, idle hours, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inanity, indolence, inertia, inertness, inoccupation, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, languor, lassitude, laze, laziness, lazing, leisureliness, lentitude, lentor, lethargy, levity, lightness, loafing, lollygagging, malingering, meditation, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, nugacity, otiosity, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, pokiness, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quietism, reluctance, shallowness, shiftlessness, shilly-shallying, shirking, silliness, slackness, slenderness, slightness, sloth, slothfulness, slouch, slowness, sluggardy, sluggishness, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, superficiality, tentativeness, torpor, triflingness, triteness, triviality, trivialness, unemployment, vacuity, vanity, vapidity, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting

ROGET THESAURUS

Idleness

Inactivity

N inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, quiescence, rust, rustiness, idleness, remissness, sloth, indolence, indiligence, dawdling, ergophobia, otiosity, dullness, languor, segnity, segnitude, lentor, sluggishness, procrastination, torpor, torpidity, torpescence, stupor, somnolence, drowsiness, nodding, oscitation, oscitancy, pandiculation, hypnotism, lethargy, statuvolence heaviness, heavy eyelids, sleep, slumber, sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep, Morpheus, Somnus, coma, trance, ecstasis, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore, hypnology, dull work, pottering, relaxation, Castle of Indolence, lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, torpedo, idler, drone, droil, dawdle, mopus, do- little faineant, dummy, sleeping partner, afternoon farmer, truant, bummer, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone, lubber, lubbard, slow coach (slow, ), opium eater, lotus eater, slug, lag, sluggard, slugabed, slumberer, dormouse, marmot, waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus, inactive, motionless, unoccupied, unbusied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish, exanimate, soulless, listless, drony, dronish, lazy as Ludlam's dog, dilatory, laggard, lagging, slow, rusty, flagging, lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle, pottering, shilly-shally, sleeping asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep, in a sound sleep, sound as a top, dormant, comatose, in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus, sleepy, sleepful, dozy, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent, lethargic, lethargical, somnifacient, statuvolent, statuvolic, heavy, heavy with sleep, napping, somnific, somniferous, soporous, soporific, soporiferous, hypnotic, balmy, dreamy, unawakened, unawakened, sedative, inactively, at leisure, the eyes begin to draw straws, bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease, better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay, idly busy rolls their world away, the mystery of folded sleep, the timely dew of sleep, thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep, tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.


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