Translation of "idle" - English-Turkish dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈaɪdl/

not working or being used

boş, atıl, işe yaramaz
The factory has stood idle for over a year.
NOT SERIOUS [ always before noun ]

not serious or having no real purpose

gayri ciddi, gerçek amaç taşımayan, asılsız
idle gossip
This is no idle threat.

lazy and not willing to work

işsiz, aylak, tembel,
He knows what has to be done, he's just bone idle (= extremely lazy).
idleness noun [ U ]

başıboş gezme, işi olmama
idly adverb

başıboş bir şekilde
We cannot stand idly by (= not do anything) and let this plan go ahead.

(Translation of “idle adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)