1. inactive, unoccupied, at leisure, doing nothing; unemployed, workless, out of work, not working, jobless, out of a job, Inf. collecting, on the dole, on welfare; vagrant, Inf. on the bum.
2. unfilled, vacuous, vacant, empty, not in use, unused; not in operation, not operating, not utilized, still, dormant; fallow, uncultivated, untilled.
3. lazy, listless, lethargic, languid; indolent, loitering, loafing; dawdling, laggard, slothful, sluggish, shiftless, dronish, do-nothing, inert, supine, stretched out, recumbent; torpid, heavy, leaden.
4. unimportant, trivial, trifling, shallow, depthless, superficial; worthless, insignificant, meaningless, unmeaning; senseless, nonsensical, inane, Inf. dumb, absurd, fatuous, fatuitous.
5. baseless, groundless, unreasonable; fallacious, illogical, Logic. paralogistic, unsound, inconclusive; inconsequential, a waste of time.
6. frivolous, fiddling, vain, foolish, valueless, trashy, wasteful, prodigal, superfluous, unnecessary, unneed-ed, purposeless; fruitless, abortive, unproductive, useless, unserviceable, unprofitable, ill-spent, gainless, profitless; useless, unavailing, of no avail, unsuccessful, ineffective, inefficacious, ineffectual, bootless.
7. loaf, loll, lounge, laze, while; be inactive, vegetate, do nothing, hibernate, mark time, take it easy; fritter, Sl. futz, Sl. knock about or around, fool away time, Inf. goof off.
8. loiter, slouch, move idly, saunter, dawdle, lag, Inf. lollygag; putter, potter, dabble; wait, delay, procrastinate, dillydally; drowse, doze, nap, snooze.
9. work slowly, operate in low gear, coast, drift

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