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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




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