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English definition of “idle”

idle

adjective [before noun] (NO PURPOSE)    /ˈaɪ.dl̩/
C2 without any particular purpose: idle chatter/gossip/speculation an idle glance This is no idle threat.Useless and futile
(Definition of idle adjective (NO PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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