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Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. 1 a lazy person <those drones just lie around while we do all the work> Synonyms couch potato, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, idler, layabout, loafer, lotus-eater, slouch, slug, slugabed, sluggardRelated Words bum, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well; crawler, creeper, dawdler, laggard, putterer, slowpoke, snail, stick-in-the-mud, straggler; clock-watcher, goldbrick, malingerer, shirker, slacker; dallier, lingerer, loiterer, loller, lounger, saunterer; delayer, procrastinator; dropout, quitterNear Antonyms achiever, comer, highflier (or highflyer); live wire, powerhouseAntonyms doer, go-ahead, go-getter, hummer, hustler, rustler, self-starter

  2. 2 a person who does very hard or dull work <after lunch my fellow drones and I shuffle back to our cubicles> Synonyms dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, workerRelated Words workhorse; coolie, serfNear Antonyms goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard



Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion <heard the drone of an airplane overhead> Synonyms burr, buzz, chirr, churr, drone, purr, thrum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zoomRelated Words babble, coo, gasp, gurgle, hiss, moan, murmur, rustle, sigh, suspiration, susurration, susurrus, whisper; whish, zing, zipNear Antonyms bawl, howl, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yelp, yell



Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. 1 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound <the sound of droning bees all around us> Synonyms bumble, burr, buzz, whirr, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoomRelated Words chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh

  2. 2 to spend time doing nothing <instead of getting a job, he preferred to drone and live off his parents> Synonyms bum, chill, dally, dawdle, dillydally, idle, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), hang about [British], kick around, kick back, laze, lazy, loaf, loll, lounge, veg outRelated Words fiddle (around), fool, mess, monkey, muck, piddle, play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; doze, estivate (also aestivate), hibernate; lag, linger, loiter, poke, relax, rest, tarry; amble, mosey, saunter, stroll, swan; furlough, goldbrick, malinger, truantNear Antonyms drudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out

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