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1. goldbrick

noun. an idle worthless person.

Synonyms

  • goof-off
  • layabout
  • do-nothing
  • idler
  • bum
  • ne'er-do-well
  • loafer
  • no-account
  • good-for-nothing

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • courteous
  • provident
  • retentive

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)

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2. goldbrick

verb. avoid (one's assigned duties).

Synonyms

  • malinger
  • slack
  • skulk
  • fiddle
  • shirk
  • avoid
  • shrink from

Antonyms

  • work
  • superior
  • increase
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)

3. goldbrick

noun. anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless.

Synonyms

  • humbug
  • hoax
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • enable
  • right
  • pro

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)

4. goldbrick

noun. a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort.

Synonyms

  • shirker
  • slacker

Antonyms

  • unbreakable
  • valuable
  • worker

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)

5. goldbrick

noun. a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not.

Synonyms

  • cube

Antonyms

  • high
  • long

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)

6. goldbrick

verb. deprive of by deceit.

Synonyms

  • cheat
  • diddle
  • gyp
  • mulct
  • gip
  • hornswoggle
  • nobble
  • victimize
  • con
  • defraud
  • swindle
  • rip off
  • short
  • rook
  • short-change
  • scam
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • dehydrate
  • tense
  • diligent
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • brick (English)
  • brique (French)
  • gold (English)
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