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do-nothing

noun do-noth·ing \ ˈdü-ˌnə-thiŋ \

Definition of do-nothing

: a shiftless or lazy person

First Known Use of do-nothing

1579

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do-nothing

adjective

Definition of do-nothing

: marked by inactivity or failure to make positive progress

do-nothingism

play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of do-nothing

1832

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DO-NOTHING Defined for English Language Learners

do-nothing

Definition of do-nothing for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is lazy


do-nothing

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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