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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum(noun)

    person who does no work

    "a lazy bum"

    fanny, tail, seat, crumb, butt, hobo, skunk, rear end, scum bag, can, nates, bottom, git, layabout, fundament, stinker, posterior, buttocks, do-nothing, puke, stern, stinkpot, backside, bum, dirty dog, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, so-and-so, hind end, rotter, rump, lowlife, keister, tramp, ass, prat, arse, rear, tush, loafer, rat, behind


  1. idler(noun)

    footler, lout

  2. idler(noun)

    One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction.

    lout, footler

  3. idler(noun)

    One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.

    footler, lout

  4. idler(noun)

    Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watch\uE000235582

    footler, lout

  5. idler(noun)

    A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc.\uE000235583\uE000235584\uE000235585

    footler, lout

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idler

    dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate person

    disciple, learner, pupil, savant, scholar, student

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idler(n.)

    drone, sluggard, laggard, lounger, dawdler, trifler, doodle, slow-back, inefficient person

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  • Faulpelz, Drohne, untätiger Mitarbeiter, untätige Mitarbeiterin, Faulenzer, FaulenzerinGerman
  • ocioso, flojo, holgazánSpanish
  • joutomies, tukipyöräFinnish
  • fainéant, fainéanteFrench
  • leisgeadairScottish Gaelic
  • कामचोरHindi
  • פַּהֲקָןHebrew
  • inukorokoroMāori
  • luiaardDutch
  • тунеядец, лентяй, бездельникRussian
  • nosdunan, jinosdunan, trögan, hitrögan, jitrögan, hinosdunanVolapük

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