Idle and Used


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Idle adjective – Not being in a state of use, activity, or employment.
Used is an antonym for idle in worthless topic.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
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Used adjective – Being in the habit or custom.
Idle is an antonym for used.
Nearby Words: use, useful
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  • Video Game / Mega Man X8 Combat Hand Fan: The B-Fan is a pair of laser tessen that can be used to block projectiles by standing idle.
  • Hand of Glory The book also advises against trying to posses more than one Hand of Glory, warning that the Hands may seek vengeance on their creator if not used - idle hands being the devil's tools and all that.
    Source: Hand of Glory
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Used and Idle. (2016). Retrieved 2021, July 25, from
Idle & Used. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Jul. 2021. <>.
Used or Idle. 2016. Accessed July 25, 2021.

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