Synonyms and Antonyms of idleness
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.
ambition, enterprise, go, hustle, initiative
assiduity, assiduousness, diligence, perseverance
animation, briskness, energy, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, lustiness, pep, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity
lack of action or activity
- A day spent in idleness is nice, but a month of doing nothing is boring!
indolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness
dallying, loafing, lolling, lounging
animateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity
assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupation
lack of use
- The idleness of the machine was apparent by its thick layer of dust.