idlesse

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noun \ˈīd-ləs, īd-ˈles\

Definition of idlesse

  1. :  the quality or state of being idle :  idleness

Origin and Etymology of idlesse

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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