Idol, idle and idyll | Words confused
These words often cause confusion.
Idle means ‘not active’.
- An idle mind is a devil’s workshop.
- When the factory closed many employees were left idle.
- Just because you are old doesn’t mean you have to be idle.
An idol is an image of a God.
- Hindus worship idols.
An idol can also be a person greatly admired.
- Pele is a soccer idol.
An idyll is a literary work about the charming rustic life.
- Tennyson wrote many idylls.
- I enjoy reading idylls.