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Meaning of DO NOTHING

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
 Synonyms: bum, idler, layabout, loafer
 See Also: clock watcher, couch potato, dallier, dawdler, daydreamer, dillydallier, drone, goldbrick, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, laggard, lagger, lazybones, lie-abed, loon, lounger, mope, ne'er-do-well, nonworker, shirker, slacker, slug, slugabed, sluggard, spiv, sunbather, trailer, trifler, whittler, woolgatherer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Do"-noth`ing\, a.
Doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be a sideliner, be conservative, be still, bone-lazy, bum, bum around, cadging, clock watcher, coast, contemplative, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, delay, diddler, dilatory, dillydallier, doless, dolittle, doodler, dormant, drift, dronish, drony, easy, ergophobic, faineant, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, good-for-nothing, goof off, goof-off, hang around, hang fire, hibernate, idle, idler, immobile, inactive, indolent, inert, laggard, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, lax, laze, lazy, lazybones, leave alone, let alone, let be, lie around, lie dormant, lingerer, loaf, loafer, loiter about, loiterer, loll around, loller, lollop around, lotus-eater, lounge, lounge around, lounger, lubber, meditative, mooch around, moon, moon around, mope, moper, motionless, neuter, neutral, nonaggressive, not budge, not stir, oppose change, paralytic, paralyzed, parasitic, passive, potterer, procrastinating, procrastinative, putterer, quiescent, quietist, quietistic, remiss, rest, scrounging, shiftless, sit around, sit back, sit it out, slack, slothful, slouch, slouch around, sloucher, slow, slug, slugabed, sluggard, sponging, stagnant, stagnate, stagnating, stand around, stand pat, stand still, standpat, static, stationary, stick-in-the-mud, time killer, time waster, trifler, unenterprising, vegetable, vegetate, vegetative, wait and see, waiter on Providence, watch and wait, work-shy