Idleness and Life


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Idleness noun – An inclination not to do work or engage in activities.
Life is an antonym for idleness in laziness topic.
Nearby Word: idle
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Life noun – A history of a person's life.
Idleness is an antonym for life in animation topic.
Nearby Words: lifeless, lifetime, lifer, lifeline
Antonyms for Life
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  • Literature / The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Foreshadowing: Helen writes that she wishes her husband had some trade or business to occupy his time as she concludes that living his life solely to indulge in idleness, luxury, and alcohol has contributed to his moral decay.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: The Thirty-Nine Steps takes place after Hannay has retired from a busy and dangerous life as a mining engineer in Africa; he does have the leisure to pick up Scudder's adventure, but rather jumps at the opportunity because the idleness is driving him crazy.
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Life or Idleness. 2016. Accessed September 17, 2021.

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