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Definition of "idleness" []

  • The state of being idle; inactivity. (noun)

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  • The state of being indolent; indolence (noun)
  • Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality. (noun)

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Use "idleness" in a sentence
  • "They may produce what they call idleness now, and a great deal of vexation and suffering."
  • "There we all clambered out to stretch cramped muscles and make a fire to cook the hippo's tongue, Coutlass cursing us for letting what he called idleness come between us and revenge."
  • "There is a grossness in the conceptions of my countrymen; they will not be convinced that any good thing may consist with what they call idleness; they can anticipate nothing but evil of a young man who neither studies physic, law, nor gospel, nor opens a store, nor takes to farming, but manifests an incomprehensible disposition to be satisfied with what his father left him."