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work-shy, faineant, slothful, otiose, lazy, indolent
adj. disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
unavailing, otiose, ineffectual, futile
adj. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
wasted, superfluous, senseless, purposeless, pointless, otiose
adj. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"
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torpid, soggy, sluggish, inert
adj. slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
negligent
adj. characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
remiss, neglectful, delinquent, derelict
adj. failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
uneffective, ineffectual, ineffective
adj. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
unproductive
adj. not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"
lackadaisical
adj. idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way; "she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"; "a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse
pokey, poky, laggard, dilatory
adj. wasting time
unsuccessful, stillborn, abortive
adj. failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
childless
adj. without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
hopeless
adj. (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"
nonmeaningful, meaningless
adj. having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
nonsensical, nonsense
adj. having no intelligible meaning; "nonsense syllables"; "a nonsensical jumble of words"
impossible
adj. not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
hopeless
adj. certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless"
unproductive
adj. not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
vain, sleeveless, futile, fruitless, bootless
adj. unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
unprofitable
adj. producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unsuccessful
adj. not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
worthless
adj. lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
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at leisure
adj. euphemism for "unemployed"
leisured
adj. free from duties or responsibilities; "he writes in his leisure hours"; "life as it ought to be for the leisure classes"- J.J.Chapman; "even the artist and the sculptor were not regarded...as leisured men"- Ida Craven
twiddly
adj. (British) occupied with trifles; twiddling one's thumbs
unengaged
adj. not busy or occupied; free; "the cancellation left her unengaged a good part of the afternoon"
cast-off, waste, junked, discarded, scrap
adj. thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
inutile
adj. not worth using
unuseable, unusable, unserviceable
adj. not capable of being used
chaffy
adj. value; "an empty chaffy book by a foolish chaffy fellow"
no-good, no-count, no-account, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, sorry, meritless
adj. without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"
trifling, paltry, negligible
adj. not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
nugatory
adj. of no real value; "a nugatory law"
trashy, rubbishy
adj. cheap and inferior; of no value; "rubbishy newspapers that form almost the sole reading of the majority"; "trashy merchandise"
valueless
adj. of no value
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of the essence, all important, all-important, essential, crucial
adj. of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
effectual
adj. exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects"a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"
utile, useful
adj. being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
valuable
adj. having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
priceless, invaluable
adj. having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
of value, useful
adj. being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
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