View definitions for neer-do-well


noun as in black sheep

noun as in ne'er-do-well

noun as in fainéant

noun as in derelict

noun as in good-for-nothing


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Example Sentences

To be sure, the neer-do-well is very lively, very pushing, very enterprising in a tte--tte!

Bill Berry was a town neer-do-well, who more than once had aided Noddy in his schemes to make trouble for the motor boys.

On the other hand, the genuine criminal and also the drunken neer-do-well left no children.

If you dont count yourself of any importance, other people are mighty apt to pass you by as a neer-do-well.

A gambler probably; a neer-do-well certainly; and one to break his mothers heart in the end.

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On this page you'll find 200 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to neer-do-well, such as: beachcomber, deadbeat, do-nothing, good-for-nothing, goof off, and idler.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.