[doo-nuhth-ing-iz-uh m]


the policy or practice of opposing a specific measure or change simply by refusing to consider or act on proposals; deliberate obstructionism.

Nearby words

  1. do-gooding,
  2. do-goodism,
  3. do-it-yourself,
  4. do-little,
  5. do-nothing,
  6. do-or-die,
  7. do-rag,
  8. do-re-mi,
  9. do-si-do,
  10. do.

Origin of do-nothingism

First recorded in 1830–40; do-nothing + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019