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GOOD-FOR-NOTHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does good-for-nothing mean? 

GOOD-FOR-NOTHING (noun)
  The noun GOOD-FOR-NOTHING has 1 sense:

1. an idle worthless person

  Familiarity information: GOOD-FOR-NOTHING used as a noun is very rare.


GOOD-FOR-NOTHING (adjective)
  The adjective GOOD-FOR-NOTHING has 1 sense:

1. without merit

  Familiarity information: GOOD-FOR-NOTHING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOOD-FOR-NOTHING (noun)


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Meaning:

An idle worthless person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

good-for-naught; good-for-nothing; goof-off; ne'er-do-well; no-account; goldbrick

Hypernyms ("good-for-nothing" is a kind of...):

bum; do-nothing; idler; layabout; loafer (person who does no work)


GOOD-FOR-NOTHING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Without merit

Synonyms:

no-good; no-count; no-account; meritless; good-for-nothing; good-for-naught; sorry

Context examples:

a sorry horse / a sorry excuse / a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick / the car was a no-good piece of junk

Similar:

worthless (lacking in usefulness or value)


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