do-nothing(redirected from do-nothingly)
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Offering no initiative for change, especially in politics.
An idle or lazy person.
1. a lazy or shiftless person.adj.
2. characterized by inability or unwillingness to assume responsibility, work toward a goal, or the like.
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|Noun||1.||do-nothing - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"|
nonworker - a person who does nothing
clock watcher - a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
couch potato - an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke, drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, no-account, goldbrick - an idle worthless person
lazybones - a lazy person
loon - a worthless lazy fellow
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
spiv - a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
sunbather - someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
trifler - one who behaves lightly or not seriously
whittler - someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
|Adj.||1.||do-nothing - characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility; "a do-nothing government"|
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"