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Old English īdel, from West Patrono:Gem[[Category:Patrono:Gem derivations|Idle]] *īdla-. Cognate with Dutch ijdel (unimportant), German eitel (bare, worthless).

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Idle (comparative more Idle, superlative most Idle)

Positive
Idle

Comparative
more Idle

Superlative
most Idle

  1. (obsolete) Empty, vacant.
  2. Not turned to appropriate use; not occupied.
    idle hours
  3. Not engaged in any occupation or employment; unemployed; inactive; doing nothing.
    idle workmen
  4. Averse to work, labor or employment; lazy; slothful.
    an idle fellow
  5. Of no importance; useless; worthless; vain; trifling; thoughtless; silly.
    an idle story; idle talk; idle rumor

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Infinitive
to Idle

Third person singular
Idles

Simple past
idled

Past participle
idled

Present participle
idling

to Idle (third-person singular simple present Idles, present participle idling, simple past and past participle idled)
  1. (transitive) To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume.
  2. (intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
  3. (intransitive) Of an engine: to run at a slow speed, or out of gear; to tick-over.

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