I'm trying to find a word or a short phrase that target such person. Like someone who has no passion, no drive and only does whatever needed to survive.
- goldbrick: a person who shirks assigned work
- shirker: a person who avoids work
- clock-watcher: An employee who is overly strict or zealous about not working more than the required hours
- sluggard: a person who is habitually indolent
- goof-off: A person who is habitually lazy or does less than their fair share of work.
I would term that person a slacker.
Basically only one level more active than the mummified remains of Tutankhamun.
Faineant: Etymology: French, from Middle French fait-nient, literally, does nothing, by folk etymology from faignant, from present participle of faindre, feindre to feign Date: 1619 an irresponsible idler II. adjective or faineant Date: 1854 idle and ineffectual ; indolent
A jobsworth does the minimum needed to get by, but it's more out of spite or a need to feel some small amount of power over others than laziness (though I imagine laziness is also a factor).
I would say the word bum implies the highest level of laziest. We can go with the literal bum that you would find laying on the streets or the slang version most used for older kids laying around the house living off their parents.
Improvident - One who does not concern himself or herself of future needs.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Apr 23 '14 at 14:26
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