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English definition of “no-account”


adjective [before noun]     /ˈnəʊ.əˌkaʊnt/ US  /noʊ-/ US informal
describes a person of little use or importance: She left her no-account second husband and moved to Oregon.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of no-account adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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