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, loafing(noun)

    having no employment

  2. groundlessness, idleness(noun)

    the quality of lacking substance or value

    "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized"

  3. faineance, idleness(noun)

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

Wiktionary

  1. idleness(Noun)

    The state of being idle; inactivity.

  2. idleness(Noun)

    The state of being indolent; indolence

  3. idleness(Noun)

    Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idleness(noun)

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

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. Samuel Johnson:

    Grief is a species of idleness.

  2. Robert Burton:

    Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    In idleness there is a perpetual despair.

  4. Jean Paul:

    Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.

  5. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.

Images & Illustrations of idleness

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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
  • ozio, indolenza, oziosità, pigriziaItalian
  • ōtiumLatin
  • ócio, inatividadePortuguese
  • праздность, леность, бесполезность, простой, бесплодность, бездельеRussian
  • dokolicaSerbo-Croatian
  • sysslolöshetSwedish
  • trög, nosdunVolapük

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