Idle and Running


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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

Running is an antonym for idle.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
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Running adjective – Being in effective operation.
Usage example: the car has been running for almost an entire day

Idle is an antonym for running.
Nearby Words: run, runner
Antonyms for Running
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characters idle characters running characters
events idle events running events
animations idle animations running animations

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Factory idle Factory idle is an Idle Game about running a fully-automated factory.
  • Idle Animation During actual gameplay, the golfers don't have idle animations, but the caddies do, and some of them are especially amusing (such as Titan Boo digging out his ears, or Lolo running around in circles freaking out if your shot clock is running out).
  • Leave the Camera Running The gaming-related trope Idle Animation is a variation of leaving the camera running.
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Running and Idle. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 12, from
Idle & Running. N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Jun. 2021. <>.
Running or Idle. 2016. Accessed June 12, 2021.

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