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निकम्मा

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HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit निः (niḥ, without, free of) + कर्म (karmá, action, work)

AdjectiveEdit

निकम्मा (nikammā) (Urdu spelling نکما)

  1. unemployed, without work
  2. (usually derogatory) useless, idle
    आज कल वह बहुत निकम्मा है
    āj kal vah bahut nikammā hai.
    He is very idle these days.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “निकम्मा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.
  • Caturvedi, Mahendra; Bhola Nath Tiwari (1970), “निकम्मा”, in A practical Hindi-English dictionary, Delhi: National Publishing House