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What is the opposite of busy?

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Adjective
(free) Opposite of being regularly preoccupied
“He's quite easy to get ahold of because he's usually free.”
Adjective
(lazy) Opposite of being regularly preoccupied
“He is a rather lazy person who just spends his days lounging on his couch.”
Adjective
(busy with) Opposite of deeply engaged in a given activity
“He deliberately keeps himself free from work on the weekends so as to avoid burning himself out.”
Adjective
Opposite of busy or occupied with business, work, or other activities
“The doctor is available and will see you now.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of activity
“The music festival was poorly organized and turned out to be a rather lifeless affair.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of people
“It was early in the morning, and the usually busy city would be eerily empty.”
Adjective
Opposite of hectic, full of work or activities
“We spent a tranquil day down by the lake by ourselves.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively decorated
“A minimalist approach will work best when redecorating this room to provide it with a more moderate look.”
Adjective
(of facilities or services) Opposite of not currently available for use
“You should give him a call now while his line is available.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to interfere in the affairs of others
“She's an unobtrusive woman who mostly just keeps to herself.”
Adjective
Opposite of elaborately or highly decorated in design or decoration
Adjective
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
Opposite of preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else
Adjective
Opposite of hard-working or diligent in working at one's work or task
Adjective
Opposite of inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business
Adjective
Opposite of interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
Adjective
Opposite of busy or involving much activity
“We walked in and observed inactive workers sitting around and chatting with each other.”
Adjective
Opposite of highly ornate and extravagant in style
Adjective
Opposite of denoting worthy or momentous moments or occasions
Adjective
Opposite of used or frequented often
Adjective
Opposite of showing wild, almost deranged, excitement and energy
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by, or displaying, frenetic excitement or energy
Adjective
Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Adjective
Opposite of rushed, hurried, or pressed for time
Verb
Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
Verb
Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“We try not to bore little Bobby with the evening news as he prefers watching the cartoons instead.”
Verb
Opposite of to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
Verb
Opposite of to immerse or occupy oneself in something
“When I go about my day and start thinking negative thoughts, I try to distract myself by changing something in my environment.”
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