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Turkish translation of “idle”

idle

adjective
 
 
/ˈaɪdl/
NOT WORKING not working or being used
boş, atıl, işe yaramaz
The factory has stood idle for over a year.Passive and not workingUseless and futile
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.Useless and futile
LAZY lazy and not willing to work
işsiz, aylak, tembel,
He knows what has to be done, he's just bone idle (= extremely lazy).Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action
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.
(Definition of idle adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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