Spanish translation of 'idly'
(= in a leisurely way) ociosamente
(= without doing anything) sin hacer nada
(= absentmindedly) distraídamente
(= to pass the time)
[chat] para pasar el rato
(= uselessly) vanamente ⧫ inútilmente
she found it impossible to sit idly at home le resultaba imposible sentarse en casa sin hacer nada
he glanced idly out of the window miró distraído por la ventana
I wondered idly if he had meant what he said me preguntaba inadvertidamente si lo que había dicho iba en serio
to stand or sit idly by estarse de brazos cruzados
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Example Sentences Including 'idly'
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Perhaps it was a mistake to return here, Wesley mused idly.BEHINDLINGS (2002)
Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, she thought idly.DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION (2002)
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Translation of idly from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary