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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Quality or state of being not working or active; Unemployment; A period of doing nothing

Usage examples (35)
  • They may produce what they call idleness now, and a great deal of vexation and suffering.
  • But while some feast in idleness, many others slave in poverty.
  • Don't tell about children raised in idleness that turned out bad.
  • These women do nothing at home; their idleness is such that they live in the greatest want. for more
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