First Known Use of self-starter
Synonymsbootstrapper, go-ahead, highflier (or highflyer), hummer, hustler, live wire, powerhouse, rustler, self-starter
Related Wordseager beaver; achiever, comer, doer, enterpriser; he-man, individualist
Near Antonymsdawdler, idler, loafer, lounger, putterer, trifler; goldbrick, malingerer, procrastinator, shirker, slacker; drone, lazybones, sluggard; dallier, laggard, lingerer, loiterer, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud; ignorer, ne'er-do-well, neglecter; daydreamer, dreamer; dropout, quitter
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