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Definitions and Synonyms of do-nothing | Another word for do-nothing | What is do-nothing?

Definition 1: person who does no work - [noun denoting person]

Samples where do-nothing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lazy bum

Synonyms for do-nothing in the sense of this definition

(do-nothing is a kind of ...) a person who does nothing

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) one who behaves lightly or not seriously

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) an idle slothful person

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a worthless lazy fellow

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a lazy person

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) an idle worthless person

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) someone who wastes time

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time

(... is a kind of do-nothing ) someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)

Definition 2: characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where do-nothing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a do-nothing government

(do-nothing is similar to ...) showing lack of care for consequences

"behaved like an irresponsible idiot" "hasty and irresponsible action"

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