Synonyms and Antonyms of idleness
1 an inclination not to do work or engage in activities the brothers' innate idleness meant that neither did much, either inside or outside their ramshackle cabin Synonyms of idleness laziness, indolence, inertia, shiftlessness, slothWords Related to idleness apathy, languor, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, supineness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, loungingNear Antonyms of idleness ambition, enterprise, go, hustle, initiative; assiduity, assiduousness, diligence, perseverance; animation, briskness, energy, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, lustiness, pep, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacityAntonyms of idleness drive, industriousness, industry
2 lack of action or activity a day spent in idleness is nice, but a month of doing nothing is boring! Synonyms of idleness dormancy, inaction, inactivity, inertness, nonaction, quiescenceWords Related to idleness indolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness; dallying, loafing, lolling, loungingNear Antonyms of idleness animateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity; assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupationAntonyms of idleness action, activeness, activity
3 lack of use the idleness of the sewing machine was apparent by its thick layer of dust Synonyms of idleness desuetude, disuse, inactivityWords Related to idleness abandonment, desertion, neglect; abeyance, dormancy, latency, quiescenceAntonyms of idleness use
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