idleness

idleness(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (inactivity)
a. la ociosidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Idleness can be creative if it allows you time to think.La ociosidad puede ser creativa si te da tiempo para reflexionar.
b. el ocio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We took advantage of the period of enforced idleness caused by the bad weather.Aprovechamos el periodo de ocio forzoso causado por el mal tiempo.
c. la inactividad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After three months of idleness I was bored out of my mind.Tras tres meses de inactividad me aburría como una ostra.
d. la desocupación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There are periods of idleness because the work is seasonal.Hay periodos de desocupación porque el trabajo tiene carácter estacional.
2. (laziness)
a. la pereza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He believes that social welfare benefits encourage idleness.Él cree que las prestaciones sociales fomentan la pereza.
b. la flojera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
His mother berated him for his idleness and told him to get a job.Su madre lo reprendió por su flojera y le dijo que consiguiera trabajo.
c. la holgazanería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Helen's husband was given to idleness and drink.El marido de Helen era dado a la holgazanería y la bebida.
3. (unemployment)
a. el desempleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Idleness and low productivity are costing the economy millions of dollars.El desempleo y la baja productividad le están constando millones de dólares a la economía.
b. el paro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The idleness of those years made many workers think of emigrating.El paro de esos tiempos hizo que muchos trabajadores pensaran en emigrar.
4. (banality)
a. la banalidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He thought the idleness of her questions masked her real intentions.Él pensó que la banalidad de sus preguntas ocultaba sus verdaderas intenciones.
b. la insustancialidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The idleness of his accusation made me suspect he had no real proof.La insustancialidad de su denuncia me hizo sospechar que no tenía pruebas concluyentes.
5. (emptiness)
a. lo vano
Sean soon realized the idleness of their threats. They didn't have the means to carry them out.Sean pronto se dio cuenta de lo vano de sus amenazas. No contaban con los medios para llevarlas a cabo.
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idleness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (inaction)
a. la ociosidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (laziness)
a. la vagancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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idleness [ˈaɪdlnɪs]
noun
1 (leisure) ocio (m); ociosidad (f); (having nothing to do) inactividad (f); desocupación (f); (laziness) holgazanería (f); pereza (f); flojera (f); (LAm) (unemployment) paro (m); desempleo (m); (LAm)
to live a life of idleness llevar una vida ociosa; she was frustrated by her enforced idleness la desesperaba su forzada inactividad
2 (emptiness) [of threat, promise] lo vano; [of gossip, talk] banalidad (f); insustancialidad (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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