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good-for-nothing Line breaks: good-for-nothing
Pronunciation: /ɡʊdfəˈnʌθɪŋ/

Definition of good-for-nothing in English:


(Of a person) lazy and feckless: his good-for-nothing son
More example sentences
  • Hunter, you will die before tonight, you useless, good-for-nothing idiot.
  • Finally, she saw what she had been hoping for: the worn out brake pads that her lazy, good-for-nothing father hadn't replaced.
  • I knew what the lady had said was just a lie cooked up by my lazy, good-for-nothing parents to get me to come home.
useless, worthless, incompetent, inefficient, inept, ne'er-do-well;
informal no-good, no-account, lousy


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A lazy, feckless person.
Example sentences
  • If someone has successfully completed an epic, exhausting, hazardous journey to get here, why assume that they will become lazy, work-shy good-for-nothings when they arrive?
  • Novelists are a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings, obviously.
  • No, fancy stuff like that was for the layabouts, the good-for-nothings, the dreamers, those who didn't have a clue as to what was what.
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