ˈīd-ləs How to pronounce idlesse (audio)
: the quality or state of being idle : idleness

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of idlesse was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Idlesse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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