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good-for-nothingnoun [C]

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