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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who does no work.

Usage examples (36)
  • Sometimes, during the summer, I feel like an idler because I do not have any schoolwork to do.
  • They should be taught that to labor is honorable, and that the idler is a menace to the commonwealth.
  • That puts him perilously closed to being, by Edward's lights, a dreaded "idler" living off his wife's income.
  • "idler," give to the whole little society the aspect of nothing so much as the court of Prinz Irenaeus in Kater Murr's inestimable autobiography. for more
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