(Homonym: idle, idol).
1. Not in active use; SYN. unused.
2. Not in action or at work.
3. Not having a job; SYN. jobless, out of work.
4. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; SYN. loose.
5. Silly or trivial; SYN. light.
ETYM Pref. in- not + active: cf. French inactif.
1. Not active or exerting influence.
2. Not active physically or mentally.
3. Not engaged in full-time work; (military).
4. Not engaged in military action; SYN. reserve.
5. Lacking activity; lying idle or unused.
6. (Pathology) Not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly.
7. Not participating in a chemical reaction.
ETYM Pref. in- not + Latin dolens, -entis, p. pr. of dolere to feel pain: cf. French indolent. Related to Dolorous.
(Pathology) Of tumors e.g.; slow to heal or develop and usually painless.
ETYM Latin iners, inertis, unskilled, idle; pref. in- + ars art: cf. French inerte. Related to Art.
1. Unable to move or resist motion.
2. Slow and apathetic; SYN. sluggish, torpid.
3. (Chemistry) Having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; SYN. indifferent, neutral.
Not capable of motion or action; inactive, especially chemically.
Moving slowly and gently
ETYM Latin remissus, p. p. of remittere to send back, relax. Related to Remit.
Negligent; falling short of one's duties.
1. Not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time.
2. (Music) At a slow tempo.
3. (Used of timepieces) Indicating a time earlier than the correct time.
1. Averse to activity or exertion; indolent; also; torpid
2. Slow to respond (as to stimulation or treatment)
3. Markedly slow in movement, flow, or growth; economically inactive or slow
4. With little movement; very slow
In an idle manner; SYN. lazily.
In an indolent manner.
In an inert manner, inactively; sluggishly, slowly, lazily, idly
1. In an indifferently supine manner.
2. With the face upward.