Übersetzung von “idle” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

idle

adjectiveidle /ˈaɪdl/
not being used
inutilisé/-ée , machine: à l'arrêt , land: en friche

The steam engine lay idle for many years.
La locomotive à vapeur est restée à l'arrêt pendant de nombreuses années.
useless or without purpose
inutile , vain/vaine

idle chat/gossip
des bavardages inutiles
oldFashioned lazy
paresseux/-euse

an idle boy
un garçon paresseux

idleness

noun uncountableidleness /ˈaɪdlnɪs/
inactivité feminine paresse feminine

idleness and corruption
le chômage et la corruption

idly

adverbidly /ˈaɪdli/
pour passer le temps

He was idly changing channels on TV.
Il passait d'une chaîne de télé à l'autre pour passer le temps.

(Übersetzung von “idle” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

idle

adjective /ˈaidl/

not working; not in use

au repos
Several fishing boats were lying idle in the harbour.

lazy

fainéant
He has work to do, but he’s idle and just sits around.

having no effect or result

vain
an idle threat.

unnecessary; without good reason or foundation

sans fondement, futile
idle fears
idle gossip.
idler noun

a lazy person.

paresseux/-euse
idleness noun

paresse
idly adverb

paresseusement
idle away

to spend (time) doing nothing

perdre son temps
They idling the hours away, drinking and playing cards.

idle

verb

of an engine etc, to run gently without doing any work

(faire) tourner au ralenti
They kept the car engine idling while they checked their position with the map.

(Übersetzung von “idle” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)