Employed and Idle


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Employed adjective – Involved in often constant activity.
Usage example: insisted that the children be employed in some useful activity, even during school vacations

Idle is an antonym for employed in topics: busy, working.
Nearby Words: employ, employment, employee, employable, employer
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Idle adjective – Not being in a state of use, activity, or employment.
Usage example: the car was idle for two weeks while they went on vacation

Employed is an antonym for idle in topics: lazy, unoccupied, worthless.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
Antonyms for Idle
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animation employed animation idle animation
characters employed characters idle characters
citizens employed citizens idle citizens

Both words in one sentence

  • Idle Rich: A couple of characters come close but Lewton generally averted this; he preferred his characters to be gainfully employed.
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Idle and Employed. (2016). Retrieved 2021, December 03, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/employed/idle
Employed & Idle. N.p., 2016. Web. 03 Dec. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/employed/idle>.
Idle or Employed. 2016. Accessed December 03, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/employed/idle.

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