Associations to the word «Idleness»

Wiktionary

IDLENESS, noun. The state of being idle; inactivity.
IDLENESS, noun. The state of being indolent; indolence.
IDLENESS, noun. Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality.

Dictionary definition

IDLENESS, noun. Having no employment.
IDLENESS, noun. The quality of lacking substance or value; "the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized".
IDLENESS, noun. The trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.