What is another word for ne'er-do-well?

210 synonyms found


[ nˈe͡ədˈuːwˈɛl], [ nˈe‍ədˈuːwˈɛl], [ n_ˈeə_d_ˈuː_w_ˈɛ_l]

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How to use "Ne'er-do-well" in context?

When people think of a ne'er do well, they may automatically think of someone who is lazy and doesn't try hard. This isn't always the case, though. A ne'er do well can be someone who is very smart, but doesn't realize it. They may be in school, but not realizing their potential. They may also be a very good athlete, but not enjoy practicing or practicing for the wrong reasons. Basically, a ne'er do well is someone who doesn't seem to fit into a particular category, but has a lot of talents and potential that they could use if they chose to.

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