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no-ac·count

(nō′ə-kount′)
adj. Informal
Worthless; good-for-nothing: my no-account brother-in-law.
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no-account

adj
worthless; good-for-nothing
n
a worthless person
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no′-account`


Informal. adj.
1. worthless; good-for-nothing; trifling.
n.
2. a worthless person; good-for-nothing.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.no-account - an idle worthless person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
Adj.1.no-account - without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
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no-account

adjective
Informal. Lacking all worth and value:
Slang: nothing.
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Translations

no-account

[ˈnəʊəˈkaʊnt] (US)
B. Ncero m a la izquierda
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

no-account

(US inf)
adj (= no use)nutzlos; (= up to no good)nichtsnutzig
n (no use) → Niete f (inf); (up to no good) → Nichtsnutz m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers.
It gives them what they wanted--fame and recognition--and it helps to motivate the next iteration of a murdering scumbag that we know is waiting in the wings looking for the trigger to change his life and make him "famous." If all media would adopt a similar attitude toward these low-life no-accounts, I believe we would not see such aberrations occurring as often as we currently do.
Willis' rogue agent is purely good, especially since the life of a kid is involved, while the FBI and NSA are peopled by two-faced no-accounts at best and murderers at worst Kudrows repeated claim that the code's having been broken jeopardizes thousands of people around the world is never challenged or amplified, leaving its veracity an open question, and some of the dramatic conveniences indulged in by screenwriters Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal are just that, notably Art's dragooning of a perfect stranger (Kim Dickens) into watching Simon so he can fly off for some mano a mano with Kudrow.