What is another word for layabouts?

Pronunciation: [lˈe͡ɪɐbˌa͡ʊts] (IPA)

Layabouts are people who are known for being idle and lazy. Synonyms for layabouts include slackers, loafers, idlers, sluggards, sluggers, shirkers, and loiterers. These words suggest an unwillingness or an inability to work, and a lack of motivation or ambition. Other similar terms include laggards, drones, ne'er-do-wells, good-for-nothings, bums, and couch potatoes. These words all convey a sense of negativity and indolence. On the other hand, synonyms for layabouts like leisurely, relaxed, and unhurried are more neutral and suggest a slower pace of life. However, layabouts is generally used as a derogatory term and is associated with laziness and lack of productivity.

What are the hypernyms for Layabouts?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Layabouts

I don't know about the other men here, but I can already name you a number of these layabouts I could spare.
Thomas Hoover
I demand that some of these layabouts stay to try and save my cane.
Thomas Hoover
This set of layabouts?
Thomas Hoover

Related words: lazy people, lazy weed, sloth, slouch, sluggard, idle person, the idle man, the idle rich, idle hands make mischief

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