Idle in spanish


pronunciation: oʊθioʊsoʊ part of speech: adjective
In gestures

idle1 = ocioso. 

Example: And there is an unfortunate implication in the way some people talk about reading which suggests that it is a substitute for action, a pastime that decorates the idle margins of the serious business of living.


» be idle = ser una pérdida de tiempo.

Example: It would be idle to pretend that there have been no changes in the past twenty years.

» idle chatter = palique.

Example: Once the silent reading session is accepted then an understanding should also be reached that at these times classmates should not be interrupted, either for idle chatter or for sharing responses.

» idle hands are the devils workshop/tools/playground = cuando el diablo no tiene qué hacer, con el rabo mata moscas; cuando el diablo está aburrido mata moscas con el rabo.

Example: The saying the 'idle hands are the devil's workshop' may be particularly apt in the case of Islamic rioters and terrorists.

» idle hours = tiempo libre.

Example: A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.

» idle speed = ralentí.

Example: However, if you try to brake below this speed without depressing the clutch, the engine will stall because it's being forced to carry a load while operating below idle speed.

» idle, the = desocupados, los. [Expresión usualmente acompañada del artículo]

Example: As one librarian put it, 'If society cannot provide work for all, the idle -- chronic or temporary -- are much safer with a book in the library than elsewhere'.

» idle time = tiempo muerto, ratos muertos, tiempo de inactividad.

Example: Regardless of the cause, it's important for management to keep workers busy during their idle time.

» sit + idle = sentarse de brazos cruzados, estar de brazos cruzados, sentarse sin hacer nada, perder el tiempo, estar sin hacer nada, estar mano sobre mano.

Example: Unused school buildings sit idle as ravages of time take toll.

» stand + idle = estar desocupado, estar de brazos cruzados, estar sin hacer nada.

Example: A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.

» the devil finds work for idle hands = cuando el diablo no tiene qué hacer, con el rabo mata moscas; cuando el está aburrido mata moscas con el rabo.

Example: They can easily turn into delinquents and cause social disturbances, for, as we all know, the devil finds work for idle hands.

idle2 = mantener al ralentí. 

Example: After starting, allow both engines to idle for about five to eight minutes before disconnecting the jumper leads.

Idle synonyms

light in spanish: ligero, pronunciation: laɪt part of speech: noun, adjective loose in spanish: suelto, pronunciation: lus part of speech: adjective, adverb dead in spanish: muerto, pronunciation: ded part of speech: adjective frivolous in spanish: frívolo, pronunciation: frɪvələs part of speech: adjective indolent in spanish: indolente, pronunciation: ɪndələnt part of speech: adjective otiose in spanish: otiose, pronunciation: oʊʃoʊsi part of speech: adjective lazy in spanish: perezoso, pronunciation: leɪzi part of speech: adjective lackadaisical in spanish: lánguido, pronunciation: lækədeɪzɪkəl part of speech: adjective inactive in spanish: inactivo, pronunciation: ɪnæktɪv part of speech: adjective unwarranted in spanish: injustificado, pronunciation: ənwɔrəntɪd part of speech: adjective irresponsible in spanish: irresponsable, pronunciation: ɪrəspɑnsəbəl part of speech: adjective stagnate in spanish: estancarse, pronunciation: stægneɪt part of speech: verb unfounded in spanish: infundado, pronunciation: ənfaʊndɪd part of speech: adjective slothful in spanish: perezoso, pronunciation: slɔθfəl part of speech: adjective laze in spanish: holgazanear, pronunciation: leɪz part of speech: verb baseless in spanish: infundado, pronunciation: beɪsləs part of speech: adjective unused in spanish: no usado, pronunciation: ənjuzd part of speech: adjective faineant in spanish: desmayo, pronunciation: feɪniənt part of speech: adjective unemployed in spanish: desempleados, pronunciation: ənemplɔɪd part of speech: adjective groundless in spanish: infundado, pronunciation: graʊndləs part of speech: adjective jobless in spanish: desempleado, pronunciation: dʒɑbləs part of speech: adjective leisured in spanish: ocioso, pronunciation: liʒɜrd part of speech: adjective out of work in spanish: Sin trabajo, pronunciation: aʊtʌvwɜrk part of speech: adjective unsupported in spanish: sin apoyo, pronunciation: ənsəpɔrtɪd part of speech: adjective unprofitable in spanish: improductivo, pronunciation: ənprɑfɪtəbəl part of speech: adjective bone-lazy in spanish: perezoso, pronunciation: boʊnleɪzi part of speech: adjective unengaged in spanish: no comprometido, pronunciation: junɪgɪdʒd part of speech: adjective work-shy in spanish: trabajo tímido, pronunciation: wɜrkʃaɪ part of speech: adjective bone-idle in spanish: Hueso sin uso, pronunciation: boʊnaɪdəl part of speech: adjective

Idle antonyms

run pronunciation: rʌn part of speech: verb, noun work pronunciation: wɜrk part of speech: noun, verb busy pronunciation: bɪzi part of speech: adjective
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