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synonyms for shirker

  • deadbeat
  • goldbrick
  • good-for-nothing
  • goof-off
  • idler
  • loafer
  • quitter
  • slouch
  • avoider
  • bum
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antonyms for shirker

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  • hard worker
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How to use shirker in a sentence

The preacher whom they proposed to pull out of his difficulty proved that he was neither a tenderfoot nor a shirker.
HEROES OF TO-DAYMARY R. PARKMAN
Then I was sorry I had said that because they utterly refused to let me help wash the dishes and I felt like an awful shirker.
VACATION WITH THE TUCKER TWINSNELL SPEED
You know I'm not much of a shirker, I haven't a lazy bone in my body where work's concerned.
GERMINIE LACERTEUXEDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
She was about to set Portia hastily down in her mind as on the order of a shirker.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
I am a shirker, a man who would be drummed out of any regiment.
THE HALF-HEARTEDJOHN BUCHAN
The fellow with the canker at his heart is not the battler but the envious shirker who is too "proud" to risk a fall.
IF YOU DON'T WRITE FICTIONCHARLES PHELPS CUSHING
Whatever may be said henceforward of these "golden lads" of ours, "shirker" and "loafer" they can never he called again.
THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS: ENGLAND'S EFFORTMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
If I don't answer the call I'll be branded a shirker in my village, and I've got to live in that village all my life.
THE LAST SHOTFREDERICK PALMER
The boss of a trail herd cannot be a shirker, and Sanderson did his full share of the work.
SQUARE DEAL SANDERSONCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
No soldier is a loyal soldier who is a knocker or a grumbler or a shirker.
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