idle (adj.) 1
useless, barren, worthless
AC V.ii.50 [Cleopatra to Proculeius] If idle talk will once be necessary
AW IV.iii.210 [Parolles to First Soldier, of Bertram] a foolish idle boy, but for all that very ruttish
CE II.ii.187 [Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] If aught possess thee from me, it is ... idle moss
KL I.ii.49 [Gloucester reading Edgar's letter] I begin to find an idle and fond bondage in the oppression of aged tyranny
KL IV.iv.5 [Cordelia to Doctor, of Lear] Crowned with ... all the idle weeds that grow / In our sustaining corn
LLL I.i.296 [Berowne to himself] These oaths and laws will prove an idle scorn
MND IV.i.166 [Demetrius to Theseus] my love to Hermia ... seems to me now / As the remembrance of an idle gaud / Which in my childhood I did dote upon
R3 III.i.103 [York to Richard] You said that idle weeds are fast in growth
Sonn 122.3 [of his tables] Which shall above that idle rank remain / Beyond all date event to eternity
TC V.i.27 [Thersites to Patroclus] thou idle immaterial skein of sleave-silk

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