HyperDic: do-nothing

English > 2 senses of the word do-nothing:
ADJECTIVEalldo-nothingcharacterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility
NOUNperson do-nothing, idler, loafer, layabout, bumperson who does no work
English > do-nothing: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility.
Example"a do-nothing government"
Broaderirresponsibleshowing lack of care for consequences
Nounsdo-nothingperson who does no work
English > do-nothing: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningperson who does no work.
Synonymsidler, loafer, layabout, bum
Narrowerclock watcherA worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
couch potatoAn idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
dallier, dillydallier, dilly-dallier, mope, loungersomeone who wastes time
dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, pokesomeone who takes more time than necessary
daydreamer, woolgatherersomeone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naughtAn idle worthless person
lazybonesA lazy person
lie-abed, slugabedA person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
loonA worthless lazy fellow
slacker, shirkerA person who shirks / shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
sluggard, slugAn idle slothful person
spivA person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes
sunbathersomeone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
triflerOne who behaves lightly or not seriously
whittlersomeone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
BroadernonworkerA person who does nothing
Spanishgandul, haragán, holgazán, ocioso, vago
Catalandropo, gandul, mandrós
Adjectivesdo-nothingcharacterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility

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