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good-for-nothing

noun [C] /ˈɡʊd·fərˈnʌθ·ɪŋ/
a person who is thought of as worthless: She’s a lazy good-for-nothing.
Translations of “good-for-nothing”
in Korean 쓸모 없는…
in Arabic شَخص لا فائدة مِنه…
in Portuguese inútil, imprestável…
in Catalan inútil…
in Japanese 役に立たない, 能なしの…
in Italian buono a nulla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無用之人, 廢物, 窩囊廢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无用之人, 废物, 窝囊废…
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