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View synonyms for can-do

can-do

[ kan-doo ]

adjective

, Informal.
  1. marked by purposefulness and efficiency:

    a can-do executive.



noun

  1. the quality of being efficient and enthusiastic.

can-do

adjective

  1. confident and resourceful in the face of challenges

    a can-do attitude



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Word History and Origins

Origin of can-do1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example Sentences

If he thinks that he can get a deal he likes, I'd expect to see a c'mon-guys-we-can-do-this conciliatory exhortation.

There have also been inspiring stories of personal generosity and governmental can-do.

We all know a few Elizabeth Banks—people who cruise through life at a steady clip of can-do energy.

As for ascending starlet Ali (Aguilera), she is all batting eyelashes and sugary sweet can-do-ness.

Hard to get more can-do blue collar than a steel-town mayor in dungarees.

A tug, the Gando, immediately re-named the Can-do, brought out our lighters of coal.

America does not want a serving class with a “king-can-do-no-wrong” attitude toward the public.

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