- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 6:9-11; Proverbs 10:4-5; Proverbs 10:26; Proverbs 12:9; Proverbs 12:24; Proverbs 12:27; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 15:19; Proverbs 18:9; Proverbs 19:15; Proverbs 19:24; Proverbs 20:4; Proverbs 20:13; Proverbs 21:25; Proverbs 23:21; Proverbs 24:30-31; Proverbs 24:33-34; Proverbs 26:13-16; Proverbs 22:13; Ecclesiastes 4:5; Ecclesiastes 10:18; Isaiah 56:10; Ezekiel 16:49; Luke 19:20-25; Matthew 20:6-7; Acts 17:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-11; 1 Timothy 5:13
I'DLENESS, noun Abstinence from labor or employment; the state of a person who is unemployed in labor, or unoccupied in business; the state of doing nothing. idleness is the parent of vice.
Through the idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. Ecclesiastes 10:18.
1. Aversion to labor; reluctance to be employed, or to exertion either of body or mind; laziness; sloth; sluggishness. This is properly laziness; but idleness is often the effect of laziness, and sometimes this word may be used for it.
2. Unimportance; trivialness.
Apes of idleness
3. Inefficacy; uselessness. [Little used.]
4. Barrenness; worthlessness. [Little used.]
5. Emptiness; foolishness; infatuation; as idleness of brain. [Little used.]