idleness

[ ahy-dl-nis ]
/ ˈaɪ dl nɪs /

noun

the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.

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Origin of idleness

before 1000; idle + -ness
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