Idle and Spirited


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Idle adjective – Not easily aroused to action or work.
Usage example: an idle employee who always seems to be either on break or at lunch

Spirited is an antonym for idle.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
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Spirited adjective – Marked by a lively display of strong feeling.
Idle is an antonym for spirited in lively topic.
Nearby Words: spirit, spiritual, spiritedly, spiriting
Antonyms for Spirited
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boy idle boy spirited boy
counterpart idle counterpart spirited counterpart
theme idle theme spirited theme
conversation idle conversation spirited conversation
Other nouns: discussion.
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Spirited or Idle. 2016. Accessed July 24, 2021.

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