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Definitions and Synonyms of goldbrick | Another word for goldbrick | What is goldbrick?

Definition 1: anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless - [noun denoting act]

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

(goldbrick is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 2: a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not - [noun denoting artifact]

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

Definition 3: an idle worthless person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for goldbrick in the sense of this definition

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) person who does no work

"a lazy bum"

Definition 4: a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort - [noun denoting person]

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army

"the soldiers stood at attention"

Samples where goldbrick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

Synonyms for goldbrick in the sense of this definition

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) refrain from doing something

"She refrains from calling her therapist too often" "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"

(... is a kind of goldbrick ) British military language: avoid work

(... is a kind of goldbrick ) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

(... is a kind of goldbrick ) avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

Samples where goldbrick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swindled me out of my inheritance
  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her

Synonyms for goldbrick in the sense of this definition

(goldbrick is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of goldbrick ) cheat someone by not returning him enough money

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