Adjective "Idle" Definition and Examples




    1. not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers.

    2. not spent or filled with activity: idle hours.

    3. not in use or operation; not kept busy: idle machinery.

    4. habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy.

    5. of no real worth, importance, or significance: idle talk.

    6. having no basis or reason; baseless; groundless: idle fears.

    7. frivolous; vain: idle pleasures.

    8. meaningless; senseless: idle threats. 9. futile; una


    "tonnes can be idle because of lacks."

    "prices can be idle at barrels."

    "people can be idle in/at/on months."

    "people can be idle in halves."

    "people can be idle for years."

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