Going and Idle


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Going adjective – Being in effective operation.
Usage example: he just can't keep his small bookstore going

Idle is an antonym for going.
Nearby Word: go
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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

Going is an antonym for idle.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
Antonyms for Idle
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  • Video Game / Tomodachi Life Idle Game: The fun comes from observing the Miis going on their day-to-day lives.
  • Anime / Vandread There is some idle chatter in the first episode where some random Tarakian soldiers muse on making a baby together (in pretty much the same tone as going out for a beer).
  • Idle: If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off.
    Source: Verbal Ticked
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Idle and Going. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 12, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/going/idle
Going & Idle. N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Jun. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/going/idle>.
Idle or Going. 2016. Accessed June 12, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/going/idle.

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