idly


idly
idle ADJECTIVE (idler, idlest) 1) avoiding work; lazy. 2) not working or in use. 3) having no purpose or basis: idle threats.
VERB 1) spend time doing nothing. 2) (of an engine) run slowly while disconnected from a load or out of gear.
DERIVATIVES idleness noun idler noun idly adverb.
ORIGIN Old English, «empty, useless».

English terms dictionary. 2015.