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.
It's always been the same; almost since TV was invented, the activities of ne'er-do-wells have kept viewers gripped to our screens.
He played Carl, a decent man with a difficult job - observing assorted ne'er-do-wells and what they get up to during the hours of darkness, via a bank of CCTV cameras.
Big Bang Generation is a kneeknocking race to stop the end of the universe by Peter's Doctor and a group of ne'er-do-wells, who include a boy who looks like a dog and an alien with grasshopper legs.
He flees his friend's murderer and ends up in Railstop, a shantytown in Montana Territory that's populated by ne'er-do-wells, shady ladies, and a maniacal cat named MaryBelle.
Politicians who demand compassion for Whitmore and other ne'er-do-wells banged up abroad should bear one thing in mind: plenty of their constituents agree with the punishment doled out - and long to see similar sentences and prison conditions in our own country.
Most of the partons have been coming here for years and the patrons are a mix of locals, fishermen and shrimpers, college students, ne'er-do-wells, and misguided tourists, but.
That's an awful lot of dough for someone who would be more at home looking ne'er-do-wells up and down before deciding to let them into a nightclub.
The Wall Street Journal has dismissed demonstrators as "a collection of ne'er-do-wells raging against Wall Street, or something.
This murky and meretricious beloved, who comes from a frumpy family ("This sister's kids smelled like pets"), soon finds other ne'er-do-wells of more interest than her huddled husband.