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idlyadverb

uk   /ˈaɪd.li/  us   /ˈaɪd.li/
without any ​particularpurpose: I was just ​glancing idly through a ​magazine.
doing nothing: She ​lay idly on the ​grass. We cannot stand idly by while these ​peoplesuffer.
(Definition of idly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无目的的, 无行动的, 不活动的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無目的的, 無行動的, 不活動的…
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