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Do-nothing   /du-nˈəθɪŋ/   Listen
Do-nothing

noun
1.
Person who does no work.  Synonyms: bum, idler, layabout, loafer.






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"Do-nothing" Quotes from Famous Books



... been consulted had not helped her. It might be well to see some one in New York.... But the Colonel was thinking most of all this morning of his son. The tenacious old merchant was wondering whether he had done right in accepting the young man's sacrifice. In his disgust for the do-nothing, parasitic offspring about him, perhaps he had taken a delicate instrument and blunted it by setting it at coarse work. Well, it was not ...
— Together • Robert Herrick (1868-1938)

... as ever I want to be, growing into a gentleman in my old age, Artie, and I even begin to have my doubts as to whether it's quite consistent in me as a good Radical to continue my own acquaintance with myself—I'm getting to be such a regular idle do-nothing aristocrat! Go to Oxford and mend shoes, indeed, with you living there as a full-fledged parson in your own rooms at Magdalen! No, no, I won't hear of it. I'll come up for a day or two in long vacation, ...
— Philistia • Grant Allen



Words linked to "Do-nothing" :   dilly-dallier, lie-abed, clock watcher, idler, trifler, dallier, daydreamer, bum, loon, laggard, whittler, slug, shirker, good-for-naught, spiv, good-for-nothing, loafer, trailer, ne'er-do-well, mope, goof-off, dawdler, slugabed, woolgatherer, sluggard, dillydallier, goldbrick, lazybones, no-account, nonworker, lagger, sunbather, irresponsible, drone, poke, slacker, layabout, lounger, couch potato



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