HyperDic: idleness

English > 3 senses of the word idleness:
NOUNactidleness, idling, loafinghaving no employment / employment
attributeidleness, groundlessnessthe quality of lacking substance or value
attributeidleness, faineancethe trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
idleness > pronunciation
Soundsay'dahlnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > idleness: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningHaving no employment / employment.
Synonymsidling, loafing
Narrowerdolce far nientecarefree idleness
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishociosidad
Catalandesocupació, droperia, ganduleria, ociositat
Adjectivesidlenot in active use
idlenot having a job
English > idleness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of lacking substance or value.
Synonymgroundlessness
Broaderworthlessness, ineptitudeHaving no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
Adjectivesidlewithout a basis in reason or fact
English > idleness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work.
Synonymfaineance
Broaderindolence, lazinessinactivity resulting from a dislike of work
Spanishfaineance, gandulería
Catalanfaineance, ganduleria, ociositat
Adjectivesidlenot in action or at work

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