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People who are considered weak, useless or unreliable - synonyms or related words

yes man

noun

someone who always agrees with people who have more power than they do, usually because they want those people to like them

paper tiger

noun

a person, organization, or country that appears to be very powerful or dangerous but in fact is weak

softie

noun

informal

someone who is very emotional or very sympathetic to others, especially in a weak or silly way

doormat

noun

informal

someone who allows other people to treat them badly and does not complain

dead loss

noun

British

informal

someone or something that is completely useless

weed

noun

British

informal

someone who is thin and weak

puppet

noun

showing disapproval

a person or government that a more powerful person or government supports and controls

chameleon

noun

someone who changes their opinions, ideas, or behaviour to fit any situation

zero

noun

informal

an insulting word for someone who has no qualities that impress you

a waste of space

an insulting way of referring to someone or something that is completely useless

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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jive

to dance a jive

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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