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synonyms for idling

  • drifting
  • loafing
  • lolling
  • resting

antonyms for idling

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  • active
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Speaking of special touches, I was sad to see the piano idle midweek but cheered to hear it’s played on Fridays and Saturdays.
A REOPENED MARCEL’S REMINDS ME THAT FINE DINING, ESPECIALLY NOW, IS ABOUT MORE THAN FOODTOM SIETSEMANOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
These strategies leave the battery "idle" for portions of the day—for comparison, imagine purchasing a taxi but only running it in the mornings.
TO MAKE BATTERIES A BETTER INVESTMENT, LET THEM DO MORESCOTT K. JOHNSONNOVEMBER 5, 2020ARS TECHNICA
Computers, TVs and other electronics generate a lot of heat when sitting idle or even when turned off.
CHANGING CLIMATES CAN TAKE COOLING TIPS FROM WARM REGIONSSHARON OOSTHOEKOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The app aims to give users controls to designate when they’re heads-down, need to talk or just open for some idle chitchat.
REMOTION RAISES $13M TO CREATE A WORKPLACE VIDEO PLATFORM FOR SHORT, SPONTANEOUS CONVERSATIONSLUCAS MATNEYOCTOBER 6, 2020TECHCRUNCH
By definition this meant lower returns—because banks had to leave some capital idle rather than deploy it.
ECON 3.0? WHAT ECONOMISTS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO (AND LEARN FROM) THE PANDEMICCLAIRE BEATTYSEPTEMBER 28, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A big gray sedan stood in the middle of the road, the motor idling.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
With a half-smile he rose, and going to the door he bade his page who was idling in the anteroom go summon the captain.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
When he ought to have been in school, he was fishing, and idling away his time along the margins of the brooks and rivers.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
The next day I pleaded indisposition and spent most of the hours idling and drowsing in my chamber.
TIGER CATDAVID H. KELLER
The next morning the wicked sister, as she sat idling by the stove, took a fancy for some strawberries.
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WORDS RELATED TO IDLING

  • dabbling
  • delay
  • delaying
  • dilly-dallying
  • frittering
  • frivoling
  • idling
  • loafing
  • loitering
  • playing
  • poking
  • procrastinating
  • procrastination
  • toying
  • trifling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.