Definition of non-achiever in English:

non-achiever

noun

  • A person who is unsuccessful, especially in the attainment of educational goals:

    ‘all his life he's never had praise but been told he's a non-achiever’
    • ‘Most of all I just loved my horses, even if they were complete non-achievers. "’
    • ‘O'Neill will adopt a root and branch transformation at Parkhead and the present group of non-achievers, the first team squad, will be pruned drastically.’
    • ‘Through our poverty we try to share Christ's love and respect for the so-called non-achievers, for those who are on the fringe of society.’
    • ‘It's not rejection that distinguishes achievers from nonachievers - it's the way they handle failure.’
    • ‘I'd hate to be seen as a non-achiever, so I would like to think that I have an entrepreneurial future of some kind.’
    loser, born loser, incompetent, non-achiever, underachiever, ne'er-do-well, disappointment, write-off
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