idlesse

noun
\ ˈīd-ləs How to pronounce idlesse (audio) , īd-ˈles \

Definition of idlesse

: the quality or state of being idle : idleness

First Known Use of idlesse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idlesse

Middle English, from idle + -esse (as in richesse wealth) — more at riches

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“Idlesse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idlesse. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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