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Synonyms for good-for-nothing
ˈgʊd fərˈnʌθ ɪŋ, -ˌnʌθ-good-for-noth·ing

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  1. good-for-nothingnoun


  2. good-for-nothingnoun

    A person of little worth or usefulness.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naughtadjective

    an idle worthless person

    good-for-naught, no-account, goldbrick, ne'er-do-well, goof-off


  2. good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorryadjective

    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"

    grim, dreary, regretful, gloomy, dingy, drear, bad, good-for-naught, pitiful, rubber, blue, lamentable, deplorable, dark, dismal, drab, meritless, no-account, no-count, distressing, no-good, sorry, sad, disconsolate


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  1. List of paraphrases for "good-for-nothing":

    tosser, no-good, worthless, useless

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How to use good-for-nothing in a sentence?

  1. Atul Kothari:

    The lessons from today's history books are that Indians are nothing and good for nothing, The truth is that historically we have been a far superior race.

  2. Fabrice:

    half the politicians are good-for-nothing; the others are ready to anything...

  3. Lakshheish M Patel:

    SBI Cap stock brokerage firm continues to make its trading platform pages unresponsive every day and loot its clients without any fear of any regularity authority like SEBI which is good for nothing

  4. Proverb:

    If the servant grows rich and the master poor, they are both good for nothing.

  5. Ibn-e-Safi:

    Why is it that an ordinary clerk has to pass the examination for clerkship, a police constable has to go through training as a recruit before he could be commissioned and on the other hand vegetable-selling middlemen, good-for-nothing fuedals and imbecile merchants go sit in the Assemblies directly and start legisltating and some even become members of the cabinet

Translations for good-for-nothing

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  • budižkničemuCzech
  • Herumtreiber, Tunichtgut, Nichtsnutz, TaugenichtsGerman
  • χαραμοφάηςGreek
  • sentaŭguloEsperanto
  • buena-para-nada, bueno-para-nadaSpanish
  • nolla, hulttio, hanttapuliFinnish
  • vaurien, bon à rienFrench
  • לא יוצלח, חסר תועלתHebrew
  • semmirekellőHungarian
  • inutile, buono a nullaItalian
  • טוב לשום דברHebrew
  • 仕様の無い, 碌でなし, 下らないJapanese
  • бескорисен, пацерMacedonian
  • nietsnutDutch
  • do niczegoPolish
  • imprestável, zero à esquerda, inútilPortuguese
  • никчёмный, никудышный, бесполезный, бездельникRussian
  • niškoristi, klošar, ništarija, zgubidan, bitanga, probisvijet, ljenčarijaSerbo-Croatian
  • odugling, nolla, odåga, klantskalle, slashas, drönareSwedish

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