idleness n

OE ídelnes.

  1. Frivolity; flitting; aimlessness; pointlessness; uselessness; meaningless activity; purposeless movement; erratic waltzing around.
  2. Motionlessness; paralysis; disability; forced inactivity; natural stillness; inability to work; [irony] slothfulness; indolence; procrastination; laziness; aversion to labor; [fig.] death.
  3. Rest; repose; pause; temporary respite.
  4. Relaxation; ease; recreation; diversion; fun pastime.