What is the opposite of busy?

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Adjective
Opposite of being regularly preoccupied
“He's quite easy to get ahold of because he's usually free.”
Adjective
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 unavailable for meetings
“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
(of work) Opposite of strenuous in nature
“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 marked by much life, movement, or activity
Adjective
Opposite of hard-working and persistent
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to high levels of activity
Adjective
Opposite of elaborately or highly decorated
Adjective
Opposite of inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business
Adjective
Opposite of frequented or used by travelers
Adjective
Opposite of thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited
Adjective
Opposite of under a great deal of strain and worry
Adjective
Opposite of visually impressive or showy
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 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 get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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 actively engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation
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