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Translation of "idle" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective /ˈaidl/
not working; not in use parado, inactivo Several fishing boats were lying idle in the harbour/harbor.
lazy perezoso, vago, holgazán, gandul He has work to do, but he’s idle and just sits around.
having no effect or result vano, inútil an idle threat.
unnecessary; without good reason or foundation vano; infundado idle fears idle gossip.
idler noun
a lazy person perezoso, gandul, holgazán, vago She considered him to be an idler.
idleness noun
ociosidad, gandulería, holgazanería There is no excuse for her idleness.
idly adverb
ociosamente He was digging the hole while the other workmen stood idly by.
idle away phrasal verb
to spend (time) doing nothing desperdiciar, perder, malgastar They idled the hours away, drinking and playing cards.
(Definition of idle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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