What does do-nothing mean?

Definitions for do-nothingdu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word do-nothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum(adj)

    person who does no work

    "a lazy bum"

  2. do-nothing(a)(adj)

    characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility

    "a do-nothing government"


  1. do-nothing(Noun)

    A lazy person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Do-nothing(adj)

    doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Do-nothing

    dōō′-nuth′ing, n. one who does nothing: a lazy or idle person: a fainéant.—ns. Do-noth′ingism, Do-noth′ingness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of do-nothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of do-nothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Thompson:

    I know nothing.

  2. Malika Yousufi:

    Nothing will stop us.

  3. Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic:

    If not, then nothing.

  4. Usman Muhammed and Babagana Alhaji-Grema:

    We had nothing to do.

  5. Rafe Esquith:

    This is about nothing.

Images & Illustrations of do-nothing

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