Synonym of idle

Alternative for idle

idles, idled, idling, idler, idlest

Synonym: at leisure, futile, groundless, inactive, lazy, unfounded, unoccupied, unwarranted, useless, vain, worthless,

Antonym: diligent, industrious,

Adjective

Not easily motivated to action or work
lazy indolent shiftless slothful sluggish inactive inert lax lethargic negligent slack lackadaisical languorous loafing remiss slow impassive listless torpid leisurely otiose workshy bone idle do-nothing good-for-nothing work-shy apathetic languid passive dull lifeless sleepy laggard drowsy dormant slow-moving heavy supine enervated spiritless indifferent dilatory stagnant phlegmatic unenergetic comatose laid-back motionless quiescent leaden lagging tired somnolent dopey procrastinating fainéant tardy dreamy dallying lymphatic inattentive worthless plodding slow-going quiet static blah aimless careless dawdling creeping incompetent fatigued inefficient weary crawling unresponsive snaillike delaying deliberate loitering moony easy still faineant limp unambitious slumberous ponderous unhurried uninterested measured inept unenthusiastic hebetudinous dead sluggardly unmoving irresponsible moderate useless unenterprising draggy tortoiselike postponing feckless relaxed slow-paced stationary weak immobile snoozy easygoing languishing pococurante numb yawny stupefied energyless fallow debilitated asthenic dozy logy neurasthenic lacking in energy inoperative cold having spring fever gradual slow-footed out of it futile no-good no-account feeble resting flat sluggard lukewarm insouciant depressed abstracted offhand spineless latent lousy half-hearted lumpish peaceful slapdash unindustrious unmotivated Laodicean unconcerned slap-happy casual effete insensate heavy-eyed snail-like gentle laid back half asleep neglectful tortoise-like inorganic heedless narcotic pokey dragging snail-paced poking poky dillydallying insensible sedentary paralyzed paralysed stupid stuporous inanimate lollygagging behindhand nebbish sleepyhead defunct insentient extinct vacant unoccupied out late mineral neb procrastinative exanimate soulless out cold nonvegetable dead to the world azoic nonanimal shirking standing rambling ne'er-do-well unproductive nodding dozing slumbrous yielding droopy blahs pining vigourless unfruitful acquiescent submissive docile servile pliant ineffectual seated desk desk-bound sitting mopish steady sedate non-organic drony bovine unrushed laboured comfortable undemanding lacklustre lackluster stretchy exhausted stolid wimpy not busy absent neutral bored hopeless leaden-footed uncreative abiotic barren insensitive laggy hibernating drugged sleeping sleepyheaded stiff down mooney sullen off drippy unworksome unaspiring parasitic bone-idle without energy hamstrung inexpedient inefficacious counterproductive ineffective lacking energy deceased nonliving without life not alive labored imperceptible inconscious derelict silent serene smooth slipshod meaningless incautious unpurposed fustian uncareful carefree unreliable reckless wild vegged out disregardful delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy disorderly deactivated slumbering undisturbed calm in abeyance asleep placid tranquil settled deskbound out to lunch disorganised slovenly unprofessional regardless permissive improvident unreactive unruffled unagitated asleep at the wheel easy-going asleep on the job benumbed deceitful untrustworthy dubious dishonest suspicious devious directionless at rest sodden stock-still uncaring lingering backward passionless bloodless unconscious time-wasting unpunctual desensitized anaesthetized putting off tarrying disinterested incurious sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted daydreaming moratory problem unhasty flagging knocked out easy going spring fever anesthetized passed out lacking physical sensation desensitised numbed spark out blacked out out for the count cool unfeeling unemotional unmoved detached dispassionate emotionless perfunctory tame uninspiring blasé vapid insipid characterless uninvolved dispirited bland dry tepid uninspired sad unanimated dejected despondent irresolute disconsolate low callous melancholy downhearted boring downcast colourless blue cast down down in the mouth stoical unhappy down in the dumps miserable nonchalant crestfallen muted sorrowful glum colorless low-spirited woebegone morose prosaic moody heartsick heartsore drab monotonous undemonstrative unexciting tedious uninteresting dreary wearisome unsympathetic gloomy unexcited unimpressed aloof melancholic stoic wishy-washy impassible distant affectless upset nothing cold-blooded heartless disheartened heavy-hearted desolate discouraged tearful fed up distressed broken unimaginative humdrum disappointed mournful doleful heartbroken pessimistic joyless inconsolable could care less forlorn heavyhearted saddened brokenhearted mundane dim troubled cheerless faint cursory reluctant desultory commonplace subdued unwilling wooden vanilla coldhearted uneager dismal undistinguished impervious vigorless indecisive pathetic oppressed unexcitable unenthused uncurious sombre somber unaroused untouched objective inexpressive frigid ho-hum run-of-the-mill weighed down broken-hearted cowardly uncompassionate deadpan unconcerned about dolorous lacking vitality apathetic towards offhand about uninvolved with nonchalant about uninvolved in what the hell couldn't care less hard-hearted demoralized bored by don't give a damn bad unresponsive to lukewarm about unmoved by phlegmatic about unenthusiastic about hurt emotional along for the ride in pain triste bummed out saturnine demoralised bored stiff down in dumps gray anguished turned off aggrieved grey tristful down-hearted comfortless in the dumps sulky being lazy taking your time unconvincing unkind anaesthetic anesthetic lame weakly selfish hardhearted meager paltry unperturbed superficial vegetating unlively lustreless soporous soporose unflappable unimpressible disimpassioned meagre stagnating groggy damp hollow dying moribund declining fruitless mechanical expressionless pointless two-dimensional not enthusiastic not caring pabulum lusterless zero prosy spent wistful languished out of sorts dysphoric bowed down teary in tears bereaved weepy lugubrious down in mouth in grief hapless regretful in doldrums crabby black bitter negative sick at heart pensive grief-stricken morbid grieved flaccid milk-and-water namby-pamby impartial jaded wearied unbiased equitable non-committal weak-kneed wet limp-wristed crummy destroyed cast-down down and out agonised rueful elegiac in the pits agonized funereal elegiacal uneasy casual about nonpartisan apathetic about uncaring about unprejudiced heedless of uninterested in frivolous about evenhanded candid just reckless about dismissive of mindless of unimpressed by regardless of equal fair careless of cavalier about square oblivious to controlled ennuied wimpish soft nerveless frail invertebrate weakened weakling weary of nonaligned self-controlled clinical restrained impersonal unsocial diffident supercilious highbrow scornful not giving a monkey's haughty uncommunicative superior jejune reserved level-headed businesslike cool-headed collected hard-headed meek low in spirits unimpassioned mopy desiccated anaemic rational unsentimental sober brassed off bored to death bored rigid wavering flavourless watered-down flavorless vacillating sick and tired bored to tears mediocre sapless browned-off wretched complacent gutless remote equable unimpressionable composed anemic dismayed despairing choked thick-skinned chill obdurate reticent marble hard-boiled glacial poker-faced sickly infirm woeful sorry defeatist daunted hangdog chap-fallen going through motions aloof from indifferent to detached from incurious about distant from in low spirits in despair dragged as sick as a parrot brooding chapfallen down-in-the-mouth mopey singing the blues sunk sick as a parrot shot down going with the flow rolling with the punches cool, calm and collected flat tire lacking in vitality

Adjective

Frivolous or trivial in nature
frivolous trivial insignificant superficial foolish lightweight minor petty shallow silly trifling unimportant unnecessary worthless fatuous flippant inane irrelevant meaningless niggling paltry peripheral pointless puerile senseless unhelpful valueless flighty nugatory purposeless time-wasting empty-headed without depth inconsequential small negligible incidental slight inconsiderable piddling fiddling measly piffling nominal footling marginal of no consequence of little consequence of little account small-bore of little importance little minute pettifogging picayune piddly puny insubstantial trite peanut nickel-and-dime of no account pimping chicken inappreciable immaterial no-account meager small-fry de minimis not worth mentioning ignorable meagre Mickey Mouse of no importance not worth bothering about inessential everyday non-essential flimsy commonplace penny-ante twopenny-halfpenny wanky momentary scanty nonessential diminutive atomic microscopic skin-deep evanescent mean vanishing beside the point tiny minuscule light empty derisory pitiful dinky miserable pathetic mingy poxy exiguous vain hollow loitering jejune idling vapid insipid banal no big deal no big thing inadequate insufficient minimal inferior secondary casual poor lesser scant low unsubstantial contemptible skimpy wretched small-time base subordinate beggarly neither here nor there deficient useless limited infinitesimal stingy modest two-bit of no moment miserly subsidiary sparse token ungenerous shoestring futile lower minor-league bush-league extraneous pitiable second-rate cheap shabby nothing weak unessential smaller junior unsatisfactory unproductive slender ineffectual imperceptible minimum not worth speaking of of no great concern mere frothy sorry trashy lousy minus purportless barren reduced unprofitable tangential accessory dependent profitless second-string low-ranking lame ignoble neglectable mediocre inconsequent inappropriate lean unremarkable nondescript tenuous ordinary short lowly subnormal tacky inapposite unavailing ineffective of no value inapplicable unusable forgettable under inutile bogus sterile waste counterproductive abandoned irrelative impertinent lamentable feeble below the mark facile unmemorable unconvincing hairsplitting of no matter not germane all the same one-dimensional implausible quibbling fussy scarce sparing common frugal cavilling nit-picking restricted fractional potty ancillary illogical scrimpy unreasonable good-for-nothing disappointing unimpressive featherbrained simplistic scratch unsound shoddy younger subaltern fruitless glib null surface simple of no merit depthless basic fallacious abject drossy despicable subpar unacceptable dissatisfactory less important of minor importance substandard crummy caviling no great shakes sketchy defective smalltime junky bad wack wanting crumby punk foreign artificial small potatoes suboptimal humble not pertinent rubbish unrelated unconnected cursory unconsiderable off bush sour wrong ill no-good lower-level not to the point obscure a minor point not pertaining to off the topic off the point not connected with from hunger below par half-baked off the subject perfunctory twopenny impractical mild ne'er-do-well hair-splitting thin symbolic toytown wee niggly small-scale insulting bland uneventful subtle sophisticated lilliputian spare set sleazy narrow unconsequential low precedence little bitty bitty smallish picky undemanding tinpot zero zilch zip indifferent ridiculous absurd ludicrous outrageous laughable risible preposterous local peppercorn unintellectual aimless hardly worth mentioning irrational unconsidered wimpy runt shrimp diddly finicky frail low preference not a priority skimp slim no biggie two bit big zero entry level of no significance background auxiliary by-the-way by-the-by rinky-dink bare invalid too little too late featherweight imponderous incompetent failing casuistic captious equivocating sophistical unreasoning motiveless extrinsic uncelebrated no use light-headed harebrained light-minded ditzy giddy lightheaded goofy scatterbrained ditsy dizzy birdbrained yeasty subservient feckless surface-level woeful not enough sad nonrational expendable of less importance dispensable occasional chaffy rubbishy mean-minded narrow-minded frilly lacking substance second-class of little import unfructuous pants to no avail of no benefit bootless just only not worth worrying about not at issue not the issue nothing to do with the case related contributory supplementary contributing vacant unpurposed throwaway diminished lighthearted illegitimate unimposing very least smallest littlest slightest two a penny not much cop low priority lowest flat slighter fewer tributary collateral substract subject second reserve a dead loss minutest tiniest fewest merest basal a dime a dozen not worth a hill of beans of no use slapdash less shortened external inconsiderate disregardable crude passing declined negative depressed schematic imperfect faulty nasty rotten unworthy no more than unsatisfying junk lemon ropy duff offensive unsuitable cosmetic smattery generic not so great plebeian ignorant oversimplified uncritical matter of indifference a matter of indifference makes no difference no never mind next to none very little smallest amount of least possible next to no displeasing outward undistinguished proletarian inapt distressing damaged not so much unthinking unintelligent unscholarly farcical not as great not up to par jerry-built below average low-grade second rate no good low-quality not up to scratch minor league tenth-rate below standard not satisfying poor-quality not up to snuff baseborn underprivileged petty-minded apparent on the outside on the surface lacking in depth simple-minded detached disconnected unrefined severe unwashed rough remote independent unassociated unapt disparate dissociated outside transparent inapropos separate inappurtenant unpretentious vulgar lowborn prole inglorious wishy-washy not applicable off base not connected not related nothing to do with out of place out of order scrubby uncouth lumpen unfit plebby sordid humdrum working-class of low birth low-life of low rank low-born lower-class inept inconceivable ungrounded false unpersuasive baseless incredible groundless controvertible assailable wishful weakly unbelievable

Adjective

Ineffective or useless
useless empty pointless futile worthless ineffective vain groundless ineffectual aimless hopeless inconsequential insignificant meaningless abortive fruitless hollow insubstantial trifling trivial unproductive unsuccessful valueless baseless impotent bootless casual otiose profitless purposeless senseless unavailing irrelevant nugatory rambling unfounded unhelpful lacking foundation in vain of no avail without foundation without grounds not serious of no use unprofitable inefficacious barren to no effect to no avail unrewarding to no purpose failed sterile non-successful unfruitful inutile inept inadequate null unfructuous paltry inefficient inoperative weak unimportant wasted no dice void feckless unremunerative inane needless counterproductive thwarted feeble impractical lazy unavailable lame superfluous good-for-nothing unable indecisive not worth the candle without rhyme or reason on a treadmill thankless expendable unpurposed nonsensical absurd no use unusable footling unprolific incompetent purportless unsatisfactory stupid disadvantageous unmeaning powerless impracticable Sisyphean chaffy exhausted fatuous unreal junky forceless withered defeasible inferior neutralised spineless innocuous neutralized limited anticlimactic frivolous without success delusive no-good unsubstantial petty no good gainless bungled insufficient for nought of no value null and void insincere indolent slothful surplus inactive laggard failing invalid scant uneconomic miscarried emasculate slack-spined motiveless miserable bungling cheap vapid banal forlorn pyrrhic a dead loss dead unimpressive not effective no go no way save one's breath insipid unsalable for naught specious insane frustaneous unlucrative dry bad Pyrrhic nonbinding nonvalid doomed spinning one's wheels wild goose chase of no earthly use redundant nongermane unnecessary lost uncreative slow unyieldly nonproductive blocked wasteful baulked misfired resultless unneeded unreasonable mindless time-wasting frustrated foiled unsound no-win puny misleading slight unnotable shuck delusory balked not pertinent no good to gundy incoherent going nowhere in vicious circle not a prayer illogical hamstrung inexpedient incomprehensible unintelligible invertebrate nonfunctional unfunctional silly vacuous foolish dysfunctional scrap waste unworkable ridiculous poor nothing negligible pathetic trashy wretched bogus mediocre abandoned unessential ignoble flat vacant no-account defeated measly piddling pants wanky despicable contemptible base abject drossy ne'er-do-well impuissant botched unconvincing disastrous stymied unsuitable unreturned hindered stonewalled obstructed thin tame unserviceable cramped dull stillborn nonpractical nominal niggling piddly picayune pimping piffling inconsiderable chicken peanut minute implausible flimsy not worth it boring broken unuseful inoperable throwaway helpless impossible stale uninspiring shallow not useful uninteresting tedious arid commonplace ill-fated bleak fouled up de minimis Mickey Mouse deficient defective poxy rubbishy nickel-and-dime lacklustre dreary monotonous drab unstimulating prosaic lifeless humdrum unachievable of no benefit unfilled clear rubbish not worth a hill of beans a dime a dozen two a penny not much cop despaired of beyond remedy lackluster goalless designless thoughtless witless irrational wanton indiscriminate desultory brainless random wishy-washy uncalled for undirected floundering haphazard drifting uncalled-for hit-or-miss

Adjective

Not based on fact
unfounded baseless groundless unsubstantiated fabricated foundationless spurious unattested unconfirmed uncorroborated unjustified unproven unsupported untested unverified unwarranted conjectural ill-founded erroneous fallacious false invalid misguided misinformed nonvalid questionable specious speculative unreasonable unreliable unsound untrue vain without basis without foundation bottomless deceptive gratuitous illogical mendacious misleading off-base tenuous trumped-up uncalled-for ungrounded unreal untruthful trumped up not backed up by evidence unjustifiable flimsy empty unprovoked reasonless untenable unauthorized without substantiation without merit chimerical irrational illusory imaginary causeless not backed up uncalled for without justification unauthorised without reason without cause without explanation weak flawed implausible indefensible wrong faulty senseless absurd preposterous unreasoning shaky inexcusable unpardonable nonrational unwarrantable unforgivable unconvincing unsustainable unreasoned defective unnecessary nonsensical full of holes incorrect ludicrous unscientific illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential sophistic nutty insupportable wacky mad superfluous dubious off beam needless inadequate excessive unacceptable feeble bogus inaccurate fishy inconsistent silly foolish injudicious unbelievable crazy incredible idiotic inconceivable unpersuasive contradictory stupid unsubstantial insane ridiculous inane unjust way out off the wall inessential undue suspect nebulous doubtful dispensable poor redundant assumed nonessential superstitious non-essential unsatisfactory inappropriate immoderate inordinate disproportionate iffy inexpiable delusory inconclusive avoidable dodgy unessential unfair unsupportable unthinking unwise phoney impossible arbitrary inexact phony frivolous incongruous hollow irreconcilable supererogatory lame pathetic controvertible wild fatuous mindless brainless incoherent laughable off sophistical de trop superficial demented daft barmy self-contradictory kooky loony wishful contemptible assailable weakly off-the-wall not making sense nonsupported outrageous iniquitous insulting vague improbable bad unlikely far-fetched farfetched trivial unauthenticated obscure sketchy puzzling fantastic manufactured ill-conceived expendable pointless useless undesired unwanted ill-thought-out not well thought out airy thin slight reachy unimpressive problematic transparent insufficient trifling out factitious invented faked contrived made-up fake unarguable undefendable refutable off target wrongly inferred won't hold water won't wash shallow paltry ill-advised unbecoming improper unsuitable unseemly non-sequiturial unneeded purposeless inadmissible illegal mistaken falsified delusive inept puerile wide of the mark too much unrequired fictitious meaningless logically fallacious not working flakey raving aberrant unstable freaky cockamamie disconnected distraught delirious disjointed unconscionable undeserved imprecise not genuine flaky mythical distorted to no purpose dicey beguiling deceitful deluding deceiving unprovable made up unestablished casuistic imbecilic unproved unbacked cooked up fraudulent beyond belief perverse cockeyed irrelevant unconnected screwy untrustworthy presumed not validated traditional disputable debatable undependable way off beam way off wanton unmerited not following uncertain suppositive suspicious dubitable indefinite open to question controversial arguable suppositious freety apprehensive fearful beyond the bounds of possibility brutish indiscriminate careless lacking substance hard to believe open to doubt not necessary

Adjective

Silly in a childish way
frivolous silly giddy dizzy flighty foolish superficial light-minded empty-headed facetious light-hearted birdbrained ditzy flippant merry puerile shallow whimsical zany flip irresponsible juvenile non-serious skittish thoughtless batty childish dippy ditsy dopey featherbrained feather-brained frothy futile goofy harebrained ill-considered lightheaded light-headed pea-brained scatterbrained vacuous vapid yeasty dotty lacking seriousness nonserious nutty barmy gay idiotic lacking in sense light lighthearted perky playful tongue-in-cheek unprofound vain volatile not serious inane stupid scatty trifling brainless fatuous dappy empty crazy hare-brained bird-brained reckless bubbleheaded trivial petty careless wild impulsive fickle lightweight heedless asinine simple madcap wacky senseless daft capricious rash half-baked insubstantial impetuous foolhardy forgetful imprudent daredevil rattlebrained simplistic paltry daffy erratic glib kooky inconstant hasty hot-headed carefree gaga ignorant incautious facile screwy crackpot flimsy sketchy witless unintelligent temerarious daring meaningless airheaded lunkheaded skin-deep one-dimensional half-witted weak-minded ridiculous infantile dingdong dingbat unstable heady changeable weird flakey flaky slight immature childlike excitable insignificant unnecessary pointless insouciant frilly unsubstantial lacking substance worthless unsystematic disorganized dreamy excited bemused inconsequential feather-headed inattentive slaphappy absent-minded wool-gathering ill-advised vague woolly-headed illogical irrational unreliable precipitate flat depthless adventurous disorganised of no value of no merit of no account devil-may-care indiscreet overbold audacious overconfident impractical brash slapdash casual precipitous crackbrained radge passing basic nonsensical not with it not thinking clearly hell-for-leather haphazard overhasty kamikaze chaotic hotheaded lively inconsiderate smattery cosmetic generic schematic divvy with a mind like a sieve absurd preposterous oversimplified uncritical cursory surface hollow loony cuckoo looney insane simpleminded lunatic harum-scarum romping negligent regardless kookie disorderly simple-minded lacking in depth dumb screwball jerky cockeyed mad unwise tomfool whacky unthinking piddling unscholarly farcical dense mindless obtuse inept sappy balmy unsmart dull fool featherheaded out to lunch slow dim lamebrained boneheaded thick thickheaded doltish oafish lamebrain chuckleheaded bonehead opaque wishy-washy illiterate softheaded gormless dozy knuckleheaded pinheaded dorky dunderheaded dopy soft know-nothing not the full shilling uneducated slow-witted slow on the uptake untaught dim-witted vacant unschooled brain-dead thick-witted pea-brain soft in the head

Adjective

No longer in use
disused abandoned deserted derelict neglected forsaken unemployed unused vacated desolate discontinued empty evacuated forgotten rejected uninhabited unoccupied vacant void defunct discarded moribund obsolete superannuated fallen into disuse no longer in use bare barren free isolated unpeopled alone dormant lifeless stagnant available unfilled sterile dead without life without living things unengaged untenanted tenantless disengaged vacuous toom blank stark to let clean devoid untaken for sale clear unlived in up for grabs not in use on the market without contents lonely solitary lonesome godforsaken forlorn depopulated companionless unfrequented destitute all alone by oneself single friendless lorn unpopulated lone unloved unattended estranged remote outcast secluded apart unsettled uncared-for waste withdrawn unwanted unpopular unbefriended wild uncherished solo detached unaccompanied individual by itself ruined unvisited without a friend in the world by yourself desert bleak spurned shunned sequestered dreary left unsocial sad cast off separate without friends reclusive cut off unescorted single-handed with no one to turn to odd without companions hermit stag removed on one's own left alone relinquished ownerless castoff untended dilapidated disheveled dishevelled unkempt destroyed depleted disowned uninviting depressing cheerless despondent exhausted deflated despoiled unfurnished unhappy lacking wanting feeling friendless insulated segregated sole lost homesick unsociable hermitic unconnected introverted not occupied unique one distinct only discrete particular onliest unattached to one side alienated open disliked ostracized adrift marooned unvalued ostracised without ties with no ties loathed unbeloved detested unwelcome jilted hated loveless down disconsolate renounced comfortless troglodytic homeless unfriended bereft unhampered unimpeded unlimited passable unrestricted unstopped unclosed unencumbered unhindered unobstructed unclogged unblocked uncouth unappreciated scorned despised abhorred all by one's self left stranded not loved unchaperoned partnerless solus unguarded unwatched left in the lurch isolate loner without an escort a cappella traveling light on your own

Adjective

Closed by a strike

Adjective

Having or showing no intelligence or interest
vacant blank empty expressionless deadpan inexpressive vacuous impassive absent-minded dreaming dreamy inscrutable poker-faced vague absent abstracted catatonic emotionless glassy inane numb stolid stony thoughtless uninterested wooden ditzy inanimate incurious indifferent lifeless motionless uncomprehending unthinking daydreaming foolish silly unexpressive vapid witless dull unresponsive glazed fixed unemotional straight-faced cold dispassionate dead distant faraway flat hollow bemused apathetic unreadable undemonstrative stoic stupid inert absorbed distracted preoccupied unfeeling oblivious inattentive bland musing remote lacklustre lackluster unaware detached frigid unimpassioned phlegmatic passionless stoical spiritless calm impassible affectless matter-of-fact toneless nobody home cold-blooded dazed fishy devoid cool insensitive distrait unheeding soulless glacial heedless torpid restrained controlled aloof lusterless reserved inactive fish-eyed chill icy impersonal nowhere unaffected imperturbable heartless nonemotional immovable lethargic pokerfaced self-controlled cool, calm and collected stony-eyed perplexed unfocused glassy-eyed reactionless dumb unintelligent colourless unmoving unsmiling serious po-faced colorless withdrawn rigid introspective meaningless stiff uncommunicative masklike noncommittal immobile devoid of emotion unsympathetic benumbed callous asleep inhuman numbed anesthetized lukewarm senseless insipid unexcitable paralyzed still anaesthetized paralysed impenetrable enigmatic placid mysterious heavy laid back cryptic supine dry passive insensate defunct insentient extinct uncanny mystic occult deep enigmatical arcane unsystematic scatterbrained disorganized forgetful unreliable undependable inorganic mineral giddy feather-headed empty-headed erratic dizzy birdbrained scatty feather-brained sphinxlike non-organic exanimate unconscious dippy dappy hidden sphinx-like indecipherable abiotic quiescent mystified disorganised nonplussed puzzled baffled bewildered pensive negligent careless absentminded inadvertent neglectful wool-gathering impossible to interpret deceased nonvegetable inoperative nonliving listless azoic without life nonanimal not alive unmindful unobservant far away not with it somewhere else omitted minus bare deficient with one's head in the clouds with a mind like a sieve miles away lost in thought in a brown study not with us in short supply unconcerned unfriendly unmoved frosty sober unwelcoming uncaring formal chilly unsentimental businesslike standoffish uncordial gelid antiseptic cold-eyed unflappable disinterested inhospitable uninvolved unapproachable clinical unsociable cold-hearted clammy stand-offish unruffled brittle collected hard-eyed neutral unbending offish hostile rational level-headed hard-headed composed serene forbidding reticent objective thick-skinned impartial unenthusiastic hard-hearted impervious austere equable tranquil haughty wintry unclubbable antisocial asocial standoff prosaic stony-hearted solitary blah hard-boiled wintery uncompassionate buttoned-up logical unloving self-contained coldish frozen arctic insensible unfazed taciturn nonchalant ruthless down-to-earth unimpressed merciless offhand disdainful unperturbed hardened practical realistic plain supercilious pragmatic quiet mundane sensible uncharitable obdurate annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent straightforward unvarnished no-nonsense unembellished literal unimaginative factual sluggish severe hard laid-back uncongenial heedless of unsocial commonsensical starchy stern desensitized oblivious to hardhearted hardheaded earthy pragmatical uncreative unadorned candid equal tough abstract unkind prosy non-emotional humdrum pedestrian desensitised unembroidered undistorted exact unidealistic straight-thinking along for the ride with both feet on the ground sangfroid analytic uncurious reptilian unaffectionate contained enduring resigned philosophic indomitable half-hearted negative tepid ice-cold stone-faced removed close unforthcoming secretive guarded cool-headed bovine off unagitated steely Olympian unenthused unimpressionable fierce groggy lymphatic untouched coldhearted marble muted unstirred unamicable ungenial unimpressible insusceptible inimical antagonistic inapproachable dry-eyed undismayed untroubled false insincere fake unaffable unrevealing sedate indurated inexcitable unworried inaccessible contemptuous withering seclusive unneighbourly uncompanionable stilted going with the flow rolling with the punches cold-faced ardorless inhibited repellent cold-shoulder loveless impotent unromantic immune unhappy hateful unneighborly depressing bureaucratic resolute featureless uncolored strictly business straight depersonalised faceless cold turkey unpassioned careful depersonalized gray grey measured nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic immune to impervious to stubborn unyielding feigned unmindful of proof against deaf to pitiless static cruel drab unexciting tedious temperate inhumane dreary slow boring monotonous wearisome nonpassionate brutal harsh unflustered unpassionate mechanical uninspired pointless lacking vitality analytical moderate scientific unpitying compassionless unforgiving indurate case-hardened pachydermatous remorseless stonyhearted stoney unsparing sadistic slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners unmerciful ironhearted unexcited characterless uninspiring two-dimensional hard-nosed iceberg cold fish crotchety surly cantankerous unempathetic with a heart of stone feelingless exacting unamiable churlish sensationless deadened draggy slothful pabulum nothing uninteresting zero spent self-possessed unconcerned about unbiased equitable cold-fish cool cat couldn't care less offhand about uninvolved with apathetic towards casual about nonpartisan apathetic about regardless nonchalant about uncaring about unprejudiced insouciant uninvolved in uninterested in faithful naked truthful accurate feasible frivolous about bored by evenhanded just reckless about dismissive of mindless of unimpressed by regardless of fair careless of cavalier about square pococurante unresponsive to weary of lukewarm about unmoved by phlegmatic about nonaligned unenthusiastic about blasé unaroused diffident highbrow scornful silent superior not giving a monkey's

Adjective

Relating to or living the life of a vagrant
vagrant roaming wandering itinerant nomadic roving homeless vagabond drifting unsettled journeying ambulatory footloose errant floating transient ambulant destitute fugitive galavanting gallivanting migrant migrating mobile nomad perambulatory peregrine peripatetic rambling ranging rootless touring travelling wayfaring fly-by-night migratory shiftless traveling down and out on the move of no fixed abode of no fixed address gypsy displaced moving shifting perambulant itinerate seasonal voyaging restless discursive meandering stray living rough jet-setting immigrant houseless unhoused sleeping rough on the streets on the wing on the go lost without a roof prodigal wayward strolling erratic globetrotting derelict refugee abandoned down-and-out strayed temporary changing tramp casual migratorial immigrating migrative emigrating impermanent adrift migrational transmigratory moving around without a roof over one's head passing over passing through pastoral vagarious ambling walking expatriate hiking Gypsy constantly traveling desultory digressive arrant sweeping spanning extensive widespread traversing covering Romany afoot rubbernecking globe-trotting gadabout translocating relocating jaunting winding trekking straggling sauntering mendicant aimless on foot landloping devious deviating planetary straying fancy-free riding the rails exiled dispossessed dossing outcast poor unwelcome estranged disinherited friendless forsaken desolate deported uncared-for banished forlorn unclaimed gone astray driving flying maundering digressionary digressional leaping kinetic advancing motile verbose excursive progressing in motion locomotive cruising commuting riding tzigane didicoi rangy on tour excursioning active unstationary disenfranchised freewheeling bustling without family ties having itchy feet without a settled home movable episodic diffusive indirect going unfixed running diffuse roundabout prolix long-winded circuitous lengthy periphrastic long wordy circumlocutory loose pleonastic waffly ambagious logorrhoeic broad spreading free musing conversational informal

Adjective

Forgetful or careless due to distraction
absent-minded absent absorbed abstracted careless distracted forgetful inattentive preoccupied vague bemused dreamy engrossed faraway musing oblivious unaware unheeding unthinking heedless neglectful unmindful distrait ditzy scatterbrained brooding pensive thoughtful wool-gathering airheaded daydreaming dreaming inconscient lost mooning moony remote removed scatty spacey surroundings unconscious unobservant withdrawn woolgathering apt to forget in a brown study goofing off lost in thought miles away pipe dreaming space cadet out to lunch unaware of events head in the clouds with a memory like a sieve with a mind like a sieve far away distant absentminded bewildered not with it rapt dizzy in a world of your own not with us puzzled confused befuddled somewhere else silly at sea in a daze immersed vacant intent giddy mystified nonplussed disorganized birdbrained baffled perplexed empty-headed erratic in a dream thoughtless feather-headed feather-brained unreliable muddled wrapped up disoriented dazed confounded not there disorganised insensible slaphappy discombobulated muddleheaded agitated blank unsystematic negligent delirious troubled diverted dippy dappy disconcerted discomposed worried inclined to forget goofy immersed in thought deep in thought flustered inadvertent engaged distraught featherbrained stumped fazed unfocused ditsy addled irrational spellbound deep disorientated harebrained flighty taken up caught up woolly-headed pixillated mixed-up pixilated muzzy addlepated shell-shocked punchy zonked-out dopey spaced-out punch-drunk spacy zonked dopy at a loss hung up with one's head in the clouds a million miles away at sixes and sevens muddle-headed spaced out amnesic amnesiac detached empty frantic frenzied hysteric hysterical out in space confusional mixed up beside oneself wrapped-up fascinated anxious asleep bugged elsewhere vacuous omitted minus bare hollow deficient devoid undependable frivolous in short supply regardless inobservant unobserving unwatchful unperceiving undiscerning unhinged unbalanced lacking concentration not concentrating unnoticing off in a world of one's own apathetic bored listless off-guard dozy ruffled demented unglued pestered harassed tormented frothy lightheaded puerile irresponsible light-headed madcap futile yeasty light-minded hassled all at sea unsound senile stupid illogical bird-brained sidetracked psychotic deranged unstable crazy unsettled out-of-joint disregardful slapdash slipshod lax whacko captivated mesmerized consumed addle-brained glassy-eyed gone shot to pieces screwy not knowing if one is coming or going shook up with Alzheimer's disease fouled up unscrewed amnemonic inattentive to slack wandering negligent about nirvanic unwitting oblivious to sloppy remiss ignorant entranced involved hooked intrigued riveted not thinking clearly remiss in indifferent to remiss about lax about in a flap driven to distraction gripped occupied submerged enthralled speculative meditative reflective ruminative entranced by in a world of one's own preoccupied by bound-up up to here mesmerised head over heels fascinated by distracted by eat sleep and breathe riveted by taken up by captivated by all wound up enthralled by spellbound by out of it looking out window having a memory like a sieve asleep on the job not on the job like an absent-minded professor intangible unreal misty shadowy fantastic stupefied chimerical phantasmagoric dreamlike phantasmagorical stunned beautiful otherworldly excellent astral unsubstantial mythical introspective marvelous superb illusory imaginary whimsical nightmarish wistful immaterial introvertive marvellous in a reverie with your head in the clouds out of this world fuddled thrown dumbfounded clueless shaken flummoxed bushed unnerved discomfited addle astonished bamboozled spaced befogged astounded raddled fogged bedeviled floored beaten shaken up mazed wildered taken aback thrown off balance bedevilled fuzzy

Adjective

Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious
specious deceptive fallacious misleading casuistic false sophistic unsound beguiling deceitful deceiving deluding delusive delusory plausible sophistical apparent baseless bogus captious colorable credible empty erroneous flattering hollow illogical inaccurate incorrect insincere likely meretricious nugatory ostensible ostentatious phoney phony presumable presumptive pretentious probable seeming sham sophisticated spurious unfounded untrue vain wrong seemingly correct apparently right plausible but wrong invalid fabricated mistaken flawed fake illusory mock unreal unreliable inexact fraudulent misguided distorted counterfeit faulty unsubstantiated fictitious pseudo untruthful groundless artificial imaginary unsupported imprecise without foundation off flimsy invented defective weak unreasonable manufactured factitious trumped-up ersatz pretend ill-founded faked concocted trumped up iffy shaky imitation simulated questionable in error unproven ungrounded unjustifiable dodgy unjustified chimerical unwarranted counterfactual implausible illusive foundationless uncorroborated synthetic irrational apocryphal untenable wide of the mark forged plastic without basis contrived out made up substitute feigned pretended tenuous off beam full of holes fishy fanciful unnatural falsified dummy way off glib indefensible insupportable unconvincing superficial dubious off target imagined dishonest fallible fictional mythical suspect unconfirmed misrepresentative made-up visionary fantastic misinformed fabulous improper not genuine reasonless put-on nonvalid untrustworthy dicey uncalled-for gratuitous bottomless ambiguous economical with the truth off-target off-base not exact not accurate unsustainable unwarrantable off base way out doubtful disingenuous make-believe illusionary inexcusable unforgivable assumed untested unverified unattested unpardonable chancy rocky disreputable risky strained forced mechanical affected conjectural notional chimeric imperfect mad faux lying undependable unreasoned truthless uncertain speculative ideal discrepant colored absurd unauthentic inexpiable snide queer inauthentic coloured faithless cod imitative man-made unacceptable senseless preposterous cooked-up flakey unstable flaky adulterine reproduction mimic mythological ungenuine without justification abroad replica supposititious open to doubt askew way off beam falsie all wet open to question off-beam not backed up by evidence hyped up wide way off-beam deluded unarguable undefendable refutable inadmissible cooked up hallucinatory chemical cast unprovoked fakey confusing unfitting impostrous evasive unfactual nonfactual unauthorized delusional misconceived without substantiation without merit off the mark contrary to fact amiss manmade tricky nonrational illegitimate unreasoning fancied non-existent insubstantial quixotic copy pirated casuistical not trustworthy so-called nonnatural shallow duplicate quasi unstraightforward unbacked inconsequent inconsequential uncalled for not backed up causeless unfaithful careless wild non-natural facsimile pat awry cunning devious cheating pretending copycat copied unsubstantial incongruous Barmecidal Barmecide whimsical fictive semblant suppositious float adrift mendacious engineered unassured unsure without cause unauthorised without reason counterfeited hypocritical equivocal garbled unoriginal crooked dud pinchbeck erratic cynical without explanation way-out not true way-off doesn't wash not right perplexing bewildering mistakable demagogic catchy distracting confounding puzzling erring wrong number all off devised fantasied phantom mythic phantasmal fantastical imaginal phantasmic arbitrary fluffed blue sky pipe dream dissimulating dissembling not precise out of line astray on the wrong track not working out of commission at fault misfigured goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated treacherous insignificant prepared bad double-dealing hollow-hearted devoid of validity two-faced slick framed bum pirate bent laboured labored mannered pseud quasi- stilted put on overdone stiff worthless model studied trick exaggerated actorly toy improvised wooden not kosher hokey self-conscious phony-baloney professed purported overripe fantasy Hollywood plant brummagem crock fantasized dream duplicitous pseudo- knock-off dreamed-up adopted won't fly soft shell avowed alleged theatrical supposed underhand pseudonymous overworked ham hammy crafty guileful shady sharp unspontaneous quack virtual hoax play-play shifty unscrupulous illegal imposturous imitated constrained unprincipled would-be fast underhanded rogue fantasised representative phoney-baloney bootlegged rehearsed legendary unauthenticated unqualified repro surface uncanonical campy miniature derivative overblown elaborate planned debatable wannabe self-styled made makeshift constructed apish not what it is cracked up to be low-grade low-quality poor-quality shoddy inferior ostensive semi- nominal allonymous experimental unsatisfactory substandard adulterated mealymouthed posed near reported not real not legit terminologically inexact voulu manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche staged lookalike gingerbread posey as it were mock-up conceited melodramatic affectated awkward playacting fraud charlatan bluffing shammed masked in name only covered concealed dissimulated not the case knock off to all intents and purposes sly sneaky scheming null stagy overly planned perfidious Machiavellian rigid inflexible bound begrudging coercive grudging binding conscripted slave stringent forcible null and void void nonbinding inoperative subtle slippery foxy wreck uptight taut farfetched wired put unglued tight choked slim not binding uncollectible double-faced Punic false-hearted in a state hard put nervous wreck strung out at end of rope insidious rascal roguish designing serpentine oblique astucious indirect wily acted swindling criminal corrupt illicit dishonourable unlawful Janus-faced defrauding unfair dirty unjust unethical shonky knavish bamboozling dishonorable against the law

Adjective

Not having physical existence
insubstantial incorporeal imaginary immaterial unsubstantial fanciful intangible unreal illusory impalpable indefinable indescribable chimerical imagined indistinct obscure unbodied unclear untouchable vague airy delusive fancied figmental hallucinatory illusive non-existent phantom bodiless discarnate ethereal formless ghostlike nonmaterial nonphysical phantasmal spectral spiritual vaporous visionary ephemeral illusionary inexistent phantasmic aerial decrepit false fly-by-night imperceptible to the touch imponderable infirm metaphysical petty puny slender unsound too little too late ghostly disembodied supernatural wraithlike unearthly shadowy unembodied apparitional disincarnate unfleshly psychic asomatous unworldly dreamlike insensible heavenly celestial incorporate spiritlike spooky eerie disbodied dreamy transcendental uncorporal abstract subjective weird other-worldly otherworldly discorporate misleading ideal fantastic elusive notional uncanny mysterious creepy non-physical hypothetical nebulous non-material ghastly scary deceptive make-believe haunted fictitious mythical fabulous mystic evasive pretend invented made-up unnatural theoretical fantasied chimeric mythic fantastical imaginal fictional unobservable unapparent fallacious abstruse mystical evanescent numinous seeming ostensible deceitful tenuous unphysical fantasy invisible shadowlike uncorporeal dim thought up in your head psychological psychical inner extramundane transcendent not material indefinite undescribable uncertain rare slight unquantifiable indeterminate inappreciable eluding evading unsure imperceptible indiscernible thin unperceivable delicate imprecise fine saintly pure platonic refined rarefied supernal hard to define hard to describe abnormal strange freakish eldritch magical puzzling unable to be touched ambiguous baffling scaring frightening spine-chilling sinister hair-raising chilling petrifying terrifying blood-curdling specious intellectual equivocal spurious delusory corpselike eidolic wraithy rum holy wan divine pale cadaverous freaky deathlike vampiric philosophical speculative elusory beguiling deluding mistaken deceiving misconceived conceptual fraudulent fundamental essential deep recondite basic apparent quixotic vain ideational profound high-flown esoteric theoretic universal unspecific oracular in error oversubtle unpractical academic fugacious transient occult shy volatile incomprehensible fleeting greasy transitory stonewalling tricky mock supramundane philosophic superhuman suprahuman conjectural ontological superior jesuitic eternal supermundane difficult supranatural phantasmagoric legendary dreamed-up storybook artificial fake fairy-tale pretended sham insincere phoney fabled supposititious nonexistent faux romantic incredible reproduction reachy fictive suppositious replica phony imitation unbelievable out of this world

Adjective

Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
passive acquiescent resigned submissive compliant docile unresisting yielding unassertive tractable complaisant forbearing long-suffering non-resistant obedient patient pliant deferential lamblike lifeless malleable meek nonresistant nonviolent non-violent pliable receptive subdued tolerant tolerating unresistant non-aggressive quiescent resistless supine asleep bearing cool disinterested enduring flaccid flat laid-back latent moony motionless poker-faced quiet reflexive sleepy static stolid unflappable unreceptive hands off going through motions walking through it biddable amenable accommodating manageable dutiful humble mild tame willing subservient conformable law-abiding obliging obsequious servile longanimous gentle agreeable persuadable governable controllable bootlicking persuasible obeisant easy cooperative stoical accepting timid ingratiating self-effacing stoic abject philosophical duteous ductile uncomplaining flexible peaceable slavish teachable grovelling manipulable self-abasing milky fawning cringing soft menial sycophantic groveling under one's thumb unprotesting fatalistic calm spiritless nonresisting adaptable complying lowly unassuming ready respectful toadying cowering downtrodden easily handled mean easygoing well-behaved docious subject game serene orderly lenient ignoble Uriah Heepish in one's pocket in one's power in one's clutches at one's beck and call defeatist consenting assenting acceding agreeing conforming approving trusting gullible workable conformist weak-kneed mellow usable childlike complacent truckling putty in one's hands impressionable reconciled inferior snivelling convincible easily manipulated consentient assentient accordant modest suggestible acquiescing suasible assentive susceptive peaceful easily influenced adapted well-disposed genial phlegmatic renouncing cordial satisfied relinquishing adjusted accommodated dancing sniveling easily swayed unpretentious easily persuaded well-trained at one's mercy a slave to shy demure reverent retiring good observant under control disciplined down-to-earth diffident well trained well disciplined unambitious unobtrusive base craven devoted loyal honoring faithful sheeplike attentive regardful venerating reverential honouring hearsome unquestioning unctuous wishy-washy pabulum Milquetoast zero cowed nothing plain fearful oily low oleaginous understanding composed greasy toadyish wrapped around finger on a string dominated slimy brown-nosing cringey smarmy soapy forelock-tugging arse-licking excessively deferential apple-polishing sucky indulgent considerate browbeaten subjugated bullied oppressed ass-kissing imperturbable even-tempered forgiving unexcitable non-resisting intimidated repressed eating crow eating humble pie beggarly despicable persistent easy-going kind persevering nagged constrained uxorious unruffled equanimous restrained self-possessed untiring inexcitable mild-tempered tranquil henpecked impassive good-natured philosophic fortitudinous led by the nose tied to someone's apron strings under the thumb subjected to nagging ground down wife-ridden under someone's heel treated like dirt without a mind of one's own in fear of one's partner self-controlled with the patience of Job self-restrained spineless under someone's thumb domesticated obeying bowing down comformable giving-in kowtowing subordinate surrendering amiable placable trainable disciplinable handleable susceptible responsive influenceable polite decent courteous helpful friendly civil well behaved proper supple conciliatory civilized weak happy flattering willing to please mannerly open thoughtful moldable generous go-with-the-flow transformable bendy easily led well-mannered honourable honorable righteous civilised unwarlike solid virtuous neighbourly mealy-mouthed neighborly moral ethical eager nonbelligerent keen diplomatic glad enthusiastic adjustable wimpish lawful peace-loving seemly disposed dedicated deferent prostrate unselfish weak-minded pusillanimous eager to please filial kindly wussy like putty in one's hands sympathetic eager to help supportive cheerful pleasant brownnosing parasitic favorable favourable feeble-minded adulatory decorous charitable weak-willed saponaceous affable rolls with punches putty in hands good-tempered good-humored good-humoured like putty in your hands well mannered acceptive peacekeeping mouldable compromising unformed tameable ungrudging following bendable under someone's control submitting inexperienced crawling tamable willing to compromise awed controlled plastic giving bending versatile spongy putty lithy trained untroublesome convenient amendable credulous conscientious concurring solicitous ingratiatory able to be influenced creeping onside arse-kissing universal protean resilient all-round all-around multiskilled responsible punctilious encourageable selfless ruly in accord in agreement accessible companionable useful forthcoming suckholing bowing scraping sycophant frightened boneless sequacious changeable at peace obligatory binding mindful bowing and scraping sheepish supplicatory indecisive irresolute glad to be of assistance well brought up well-brought-up fulsome timorous hesitant tentative apprehensive pacific incumbent on benevolent yellow-bellied without guts smooth honest placid amicable mim self-conscious sycophantish magnanimous pacifist glib correct sweet gracious nice infirm doubtful feeble non-combative non-belligerent inoffensive conflict-free dovish like a lamb to the slaughter bighearted breezy altruistic moderate warmhearted pacifistic high-minded worthy principled right-minded hypocritical plausible slick softie marshmallow irenic dovelike anti-war still lily-livered cowardly gutless chicken vacillating namby-pamby well disposed warm-hearted good-hearted kind-hearted favourably disposed crouching enslaved stipendiary sneaking parasitical compliable clean-living upstanding upright restful undisturbed balmy gushy hagiographical smooth-talking gushing hagiographic familial ordered pacificatory hospitable straight just respectable bland insinuating smooth-tongued cajoling coaxing suave loving above board accommodative sonly sororal family fraternal affectionate daughterly inclined handy prepared pleased user friendly on tap on deck befitting a son or daughter content willing to help set predisposed prone desirous zealous one fain minded in favour so minded so-minded of a mind in favor in the mood like-minded nothing loath in accord with

Adjective

Such as one may avail oneself of for meetings with other individuals

Verb

To laze around, mostly doing nothing
laze lounge languish loaf vegetate loll stagnate dally dawdle fritter slack slouch while bum chill degenerate dillydally lazy molder moulder potter skive slummock bludge drone footle loiter lollygag do nothing laze about laze around lounge about lounge around be inactive hang about hang around hang out kill time loaf about loaf around sit back slouch about slouch around fool around kick back loll about loll around sit around take it easy while away mark time veg out waste time bum around goof off mooch about mooch around bat about bat around bat back and forth kick around kick your heels slow down fritter away hack around sit back and do nothing bob off go to seed kick one's heels rest on one's oars lay on one's oars fanny about relax dilly-dally linger mooch mope trifle tarry stall creep drift putter delay saunter lie around pass time mess around sprawl lag goldbrick horse around drag diddle crawl procrastinate poke lallygag bask shilly-shally hang round recline fiddle around goof around wait moon bat potter around futz twiddle your thumbs fritter away time put off be idle mess about lie drag your feet doss rest skulk trail malinger lie about unwind shirk flag amble fiddle droop straggle stay vacillate decline plod dither slacken stooge pause be indolent come to a halt fiddle about act the fool play around grind to a halt muck about clown take your time while away the time get no place fast do nothing much deteriorate repose slump fribble wander flop outspan stroll doodle stand still decay luxuriate play fool about fritter time away hesitate hibernate stretch oneself hover lean back be slow shuffle drape oneself stagger putter around monkey around falter potter about hang fire fall behind while away time lie back be inert potter round beat the meat pass the time idle away time fill in time not keep pace sit on one's hands consume time idle away the hours hang loose amuse oneself chill out lie dormant twiddle thumbs drag one's feet while away hours knock around not lift a finger be slothful take one's time be unoccupied spin one's wheels fart around stand around lag behind exist weaken hang meander remain haunt frequent daydream veg neglect lie down on job sit dodge lean make yourself at home go to pot do nothing in particular chillax twiddle lark twiddle one's thumbs be long be tardy be dilatory stooge around mosey be lazy piddle around while away the hours piddle about shamble ramble halt go slowly slough dabble lurk traipse fool away slack off bunk off temporize stonewall take a breather put your feet up take five take a break puddle mosey around temporise totter filibuster put off doing something stay put use delaying tactics let the grass grow under one's feet hang on play for time play a waiting game hold back be indecisive wait around hum and haw buy time piddle evade dream futz around rust rot fall fester scrimshank trammel become stagnant stultify constipate be sluggish stifle hang back wag shirk one's duties let down take things easy fall back decrease drop fail diminish lie fallow not move go stale go bad go rancid go off wane trail behind drag behind ebb gold-brick be remiss be negligent slow retard