Difference between 'Idle', 'Idol' & 'Ideal' – Free Spoken English lesson ( ESL)
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The three words, ‘idle’, ‘idol’ and ‘ideal’ are a little confusing at times as they sound a little similar to one another. So, this lesson clearly differentiates their meaning and usage. ‘Idle’ and ‘idol’ have the same pronunciation. ‘Ideal’ is pronounced a little differently.
Idle: means something is not in use, empty or doing nothing.
Example01: Are you an idle student? (means are doing nothing)
Example02: The office is idle. (here ‘idle’ means empty)
Idol: is a noun. It means on object that represents a deity. It is also used to say that you excessively admire someone.
Example 01: Angelina is my idol.
Example 02: In Asia, people worship idols.
Ideal: it means something that is in its perfection or something that is most suitable.
Example 01: The swimming pool is ideal for a quick dip.
Example 02: This is the ideal time to invest in stock.
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