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do–nothing

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noun do–noth·ing \ˈdü-ˌnə-thiŋ\

Definition of do–nothing

  1. :  a shiftless or lazy person

First Known Use of do–nothing

1579


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do–nothing

adjective do–noth·ing

Definition of do–nothing

  1. :  marked by inactivity or failure to make positive progress

do–nothingism

play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of do–nothing

1832


DO–NOTHING Defined for English Language Learners

do-nothing

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noun

Definition of do–nothing for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is lazy

do-nothing

adjective

Definition of do–nothing for English Language Learners

  • : not willing to work, help, etc.

  • : failing to achieve or do anything important


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