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noun as in slacker

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Shirkers is Tan’s deeply personal documentary about this time in her life, and her relationship to her home, to cinema and to a man she trusted.

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The preacher whom they proposed to pull out of his difficulty proved that he was neither a tenderfoot nor a shirker.

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.

You know I'm not much of a shirker, I haven't a lazy bone in my body where work's concerned.

She was about to set Portia hastily down in her mind as on the order of a shirker.

I am a shirker, a man who would be drummed out of any regiment.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shirker, such as: deadbeat, goldbrick, good-for-nothing, goof off, idler, and loafer.

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