Idleness and Use


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Idleness noun – Lack of use.
Usage example: the idleness of the sewing machine was apparent by its thick layer of dust

Use is an antonym for idleness.
Nearby Word: idle
Antonyms for Idleness


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Use noun – The act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose.
Idleness is an antonym for use.
Nearby Words: useless, useful, used, usefulness, using
Antonyms for Use
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careful careful idleness careful use
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Use and Idleness. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 21, from
Idleness & Use. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 Jun. 2021. <>.
Use or Idleness. 2016. Accessed June 21, 2021.

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