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drone

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. 1 a lazy person those drones just lie around while we do all the work Synonyms of 1drone couch potato, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, idler, layabout, loafer, lotus-eater, slouch, slug, slugabed, sluggardWords Related to 1drone bum, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well; crawler, creeper, dawdler, laggard, putterer, slowpoke, snail, stick-in-the-mud, straggler; clock-watcher, goldbrick, malingerer, shirker, slacker; dallier, lingerer, loiterer, loller, lounger, saunterer; delayer, procrastinator; dropout, quitterNear Antonyms of 1drone achiever, comer, highflier (or highflyer); live wire, powerhouseAntonyms of 1drone doer, go-ahead, go-getter, hummer, hustler, rustler, self-starter

  2. 2 a person who does very hard or dull work after lunch my fellow drones and I shuffle back to our cubicles Synonyms of 1drone dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, workerWords Related to 1drone workhorse; coolie, serfNear Antonyms of 1drone goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard


drone

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion heard the drone of an airplane overhead Synonyms of 2drone burr, buzz, chirr, churr, drone, purr, thrum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zoomWords Related to 2drone babble, coo, gasp, gurgle, hiss, moan, murmur, rustle, sigh, suspiration, susurration, susurrus, whisper; whish, zing, zipNear Antonyms of 2drone bawl, howl, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yelp, yell


drone

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drone

  1. 1 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound the sound of droning bees all around us Synonyms of drone bumble, burr, buzz, whirr, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoomWords Related to drone chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh

  2. 2 to spend time doing nothing instead of getting a job, he preferred to drone and live off his parents Synonyms of drone bum, chill, dally, dawdle, dillydally, idle, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), hang about [British], kick around, kick back, laze, lazy, loaf, loll, lounge, veg outWords Related to drone fiddle (around), fool, mess, monkey, muck, piddle, play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; doze, estivate (also aestivate), hibernate; lag, linger, loiter, poke, relax, rest, tarry; amble, mosey, saunter, stroll, swan; furlough, goldbrick, malinger, truantNear Antonyms of drone drudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out



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