ne'er-do-well


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ne'er-do-well

 (nâr′do͞o-wĕl′)
n.
An idle, irresponsible person.

ne'er′-do-well′ adj.

ne'er-do-well

n
an improvident, irresponsible, or lazy person
adj
useless; worthless: your ne'er-do-well schemes.

ne'er′-do-well`



n.
1. an idle, worthless person; good-for-nothing.
adj.
2. worthless; ineffectual; good-for-nothing.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ne'er-do-well - an idle worthless person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"

ne'er-do-well

noun good-for-nothing, loser, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), loafer, black sheep, layabout, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, wastrel, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal) His father was a spendthrift, an alcoholic and a ne'er-do-well.

ne'er-do-well

noun
A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
Translations

ne'er-do-well

[ˈnɛədʊˌwel]
A. ADJinútil
B. Ninútil mf

ne'er-do-well

[ˈnɛəduːˌwɛl] nbuono/a a nulla
References in classic literature ?
It means, to my thinking," said Levin, who was beginning to get warm, "that among eighty millions of people there can always be found not hundreds, as now, but tens of thousands of people who have lost caste, ne'er-do-wells, who are always ready to go anywhere--to Pogatchev's bands, to Khiva, to Serbia.
I tell you that it's not a case of hundreds or of ne'er-do-wells, but the best representatives of the people
Otherwise she must have believed them the most hopeless assortment of reprobates and ne'er-do-wells in the world, with veritable slaves and martyrs for wives.
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Tuesdays, NBC), a comedy about a ne'er-do-well guy who hopes to shake off his own grim karma by making amends and righting a lifetime of wrongs.
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