What does idleness mean?

Definitions for idleness
idle·ness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word idleness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idleness, idling, loafingnoun

    having no employment

  2. groundlessness, idlenessnoun

    the quality of lacking substance or value

    "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

  3. faineance, idlenessnoun

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

Wiktionary

  1. idlenessnoun

    The state of being idle; inactivity.

  2. idlenessnoun

    The state of being indolent; indolence

  3. idlenessnoun

    Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idlenessnoun

    the condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idleness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idleness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of idleness in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Traherne:

    The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    In idleness there is a perpetual despair.

  3. Virginia Woolf:

    It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

  4. Lord Chesterfield:

    Know the true value of time snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness no laziness no procrastination never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

  5. Earl of Chesterfield:

    Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

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Translations for idleness

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  • zahálkaCzech
  • segurdodWelsh
  • Stillstand, Trägheit, Arbeitsunwilligkeit, Untätigkeit, IndolenzGerman
  • ociosidadSpanish
  • بیکار بودنPersian
  • velttous, joutilaisuus, vetelyys, turhuusFinnish
  • oisiveté, futilité, inactivité, inutilité, indolenceFrench
  • आलस्यHindi
  • ozio, indolenza, oziosità, pigriziaItalian
  • ōtiumLatin
  • ócio, inatividadePortuguese
  • праздность, леность, бесполезность, простой, бесплодность, бездельеRussian
  • dokolicaSerbo-Croatian
  • sysslolöshetSwedish
  • trög, nosdunVolapük

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