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How to Pronounce idle?

Correct pronunciation for the word "idle" is [ˈa͡ɪdə͡l], [ˈa‍ɪdə‍l], [ˈaɪ_d_əl].

Definition of idle

  1. Not occupied.
  2. Not employed; doing nothing; averse to labour; not occupied; unfruitful; unprofitable; of no use or importance; vain.
  3. To lose or spend time in inaction. To idle away, to spend in idleness.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Idle?

  • The personal forms of the verb "idle" in present tense are:

  • I idle

  • You idle

  • He/she/it idles

  • We idle

  • You idle

  • They idle
  • What is the past tense of Idle?

  • The personal forms of the verb "idle" in the past tense are:

  • - I idled

  • - You idled

  • - He idled

  • - She idled

  • - It idled

  • - We idled

  • - They idled
  • What is the adverb for idle?

    The adverb form of the word "idle" is "idly".

    What is the adjective for idle?

    The adjective form of the word "idle" is "idle".

    Usage over time for idle:

    This graph shows how "idle" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of idle?

    The plural form of "idle" is "idles"

    What is the singular form of idle?

    The singular form of the word "idle" is "idleness"

    Synonyms for Idle:


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