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idleness

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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

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2 lack of action or activity
  • a day spent in idleness is nice, but a month of doing nothing is boring!

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3 lack of use
  • the idleness of the machine was apparent by its thick layer of dust

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“Idleness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/idleness. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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