Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

shirker

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shirker

  1. one who deliberately avoids work or duty <even before we weighed anchor, the captain forcefully served notice that there would be no shirkers on his ship> Synonyms goldbrick, slackerRelated Words malingerer; dropout, quitter; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, slugabed, sluggard; dallier, lingerer, loiterer, lounger, saunterer; dawdler, laggard, putterer, slowpokeNear Antonyms live wire, pistol, powerhouse; doer, go-getter, hummer, hustler, rustler, self-starter




Learn More about shirker


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shirker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!