no-good


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no-good

(nō′go͝od′)
adj.
Having no value, use, merit, or virtue.
n.
One that is worthless.

no-good

adj
good-for-nothing; worthless

no-good

(adj. ˈnoʊˈgʊd; n. ˈnoʊˌgʊd)

adj.
1. lacking worth or merit; useless; bad.
n.
2. a person or thing that is worthless or undependable.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.no-good - 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"
2.no-good - returned for lack of funds; "a rubber check"; "a no-good check"
banking - transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

no-good

adjective
Lacking all worth and value:
Informal: no-account.
Slang: nothing.
noun
A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
Translations

no-good

[ˈnəʊgʊd] ADJ (US) → inútil
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