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ne'er-do-well

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having no ambition, success, or value to society
  • the ne'er-do-well denizens of a seedy bar near the docks

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ne'er-do-well

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ne'er-do-well (Entry 2 of 2)

an idle worthless person
  • the local ne'er-do-wells seem to hang out on the street corners at all hours of the day and night

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The first known use of ne'er-do-well was in 1736

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“Ne'er-do-well.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ne%27er-do-well. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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