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1. layabout

noun. person who does no work.

Synonyms

  • drone
  • poke
  • slacker
  • trailer
  • mope
  • loon
  • sunbather
  • woolgatherer
  • laggard
  • lazybones
  • spiv
  • clock watcher
  • idler
  • sluggard
  • good-for-nothing
  • slugabed
  • whittler
  • lagger
  • shirker
  • dallier
  • lie-abed
  • goof-off
  • daydreamer
  • slug
  • do-nothing
  • nonworker
  • dillydallier
  • loafer
  • ne'er-do-well
  • no-account
  • lounger
  • dilly-dallier
  • dawdler
  • goldbrick
  • bum
  • trifler
  • couch potato

Antonyms

  • valuable
  • stand still
  • fast
  • work

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Sentences with layabout


1. Noun, singular or mass
With that behavior put to an end, he's likelier to be a bit of a layabout and can consequently pack on extra weight.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
These are very intelligent, active and curious cats – not for anyone wanting a placid, layabout companion.

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