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English definition of “idly”


adverb     /ˈaɪ
without any particular purpose: I was just glancing idly through a magazine.Goals and purposes doing nothing: She lay idly on the grass. We cannot stand idly by while these people suffer.Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding actionPassive and not working
(Definition of idly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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