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Synonyms for good-for-nothing
ˈgʊd fərˈnʌθ ɪŋ, -ˌnʌθ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught(adj)

    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, sorry(adj)

    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



  1. good-for-nothing(noun)


  2. good-for-nothing(noun)

    A person of little worth or usefulness.


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

    tosser, no-good, worthless, useless

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  1. Betsy Alfaro:

    These women are forced into believing that they are worthless, good for nothing more than to sell their bodies, our aim is to show them a way out by first treating them as friends, rather than judging them as criminals.

  2. Proverb:

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

  3. Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich:

    I came into the world either too early or too late at present, I am good for nothing.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    A cucumber whould be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and viniger, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

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Translations for good-for-nothing

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  • budižkničemuCzech
  • Nichtsnutz, Herumtreiber, Tunichtgut, TaugenichtsGerman
  • χαραμοφάηςGreek
  • sentaŭguloEsperanto
  • bueno-para-nada, buena-para-nadaSpanish
  • hulttio, hanttapuli, nollaFinnish
  • bon à rien, vaurienFrench
  • חסר תועלת, לא יוצלחHebrew
  • semmirekellőHungarian
  • inutile, buono a nullaItalian
  • טוב לשום דברHebrew
  • 下らない, 仕様の無い, 碌でなしJapanese
  • пацер, бескорисенMacedonian
  • nietsnutDutch
  • do niczegoPolish
  • imprestável, inútil, zero à esquerdaPortuguese
  • бесполезный, никчёмный, никудышный, бездельникRussian
  • klošar, probisvijet, ljenčarija, bitanga, ništarija, zgubidan, niškoristiSerbo-Croatian
  • odugling, nolla, drönare, slashas, klantskalle, odågaSwedish

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