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good–for–nothing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of good–for–nothing

  1. having no ambition, success, or value to society refused to leave anything in his will to his good-for-nothing grandchildren Synonyms good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, no-goodRelated Words idle, indolent, lazy, shiftless, slothful, unambitious; useless, worthlessNear Antonyms ambitious, diligent, enterprising, industrious


good–for–nothing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of good–for–nothing

  1. an idle worthless person teacher after teacher had predicted that he would never be more than a good-for-nothing Synonyms bum, derelict, do-nothing, good-for-nothing, no-account, no-good, no-goodnik, slacker, vagrantRelated Words hobo, sundowner [Australian], tramp, vagabond; drifter, roamer, transient; beggar, panhandler; dodger, goldbrick, shirker; gamine, ragamuffin, urchin, waif; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard; down-and-out (or down-and-outer), indigent, pauperNear Antonyms success, winner


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