Idly Noun Synonyms
offhandedly, unconsciously, mechanically, thoughtlessly, unthinkingly, obliviously, insensibly, indifferently
He sat quietly, his fingers idly drumming on the tabletop.
unproductively, lazily, indolently
She wanders about the shops, idly whiling away the hours.
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