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 for do-nothing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  do-nothing \do"-noth`ing\, a.
     Doing nothing; disinclined to work or exertion; inactive;
     idle; lazy; -- of people; as, a do-nothing policy.
     [prenominal]
  
     Syn: bone-idle, bone-lazy, faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose,
          shiftless, slothful, workshy, work-shy.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  do-nothing \do-nothing\ n.
     person who does no work.
  
     Syn: idler, loafer, layabout, bum, ne'er-do-well,
          good-for-nothing.
          [WordNet 1.5] Do-nothingism

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  do-nothing
      adj 1: characterized by inability or unwillingness to work
             toward a goal or assume responsibility; "a do-nothing
             government"
      n 1: person who does no work; "a lazy bum" [syn: idler,
           loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum]

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