from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Worthless; good-for-nothing: my no-account brother-in-law.
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- adj. Of no value or merit; good-for-nothing; of no account.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without merit
- n. an idle worthless person
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That's because the no-account former Mayor Adrian Fenty, who Barry said was the 'most unaccountable mayor' he'd ever seen, is no longer in power.
When the no-account Mr. Skeen learned he had a child coming, he up and ran off to Cleveland with barely a goodbye, she said.
When the Jets finally won -- thanks to a goal line pass intereference call against Denver -- I could barely remember why I had ever liked the no-run, no-account Donkeys, who plunged to 2-4.
Her mother warned her not to marry that scrawny no-account boy whose head, she said, “looks like the tip end of a nanner popsicle.”
Part one of "The Once and Future King," "The Sword in the Stone," tells the story of the young King Arthur's education by the sorcerer Merlin in a small-time, no-account castle in the English countryside.
The country, after all, had more than a millennium of royal history and still has thousands of defunct dukes, bygone barons, and no-account nobles strewn across the land.
For seven years a no-account painter named Han van Meegeren managed to pass off his paintings as those of one of the most beloved and admired artists who ever lived.
From no-bid and no-account contracts in Iraq (and post-Katrina New Orleans, by the way) to a massive corporate presence in the Gulf region, these folks seem to have an acute capacity for making a buck on cataclysms of all sorts.
He's the same cipher he always was, runt offspring of no-account parents.
Yet he wasted money as a no-account alcoholic, they said, even losing a house he had purchased.