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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A position that includes a salary and requires little or no work.

Usage examples (37)
  • Miss Briggs was not formally dismissed, but her place as companion was a sinecure and a derision; and her company was the fat spaniel in the drawing-room,...
  • Planning on enjoying a nice sinecure from the insurer by the time the patient dies.
  • It's what they call a sinecure, "Alan was saying at the very instant the summons came.
  • Yeah, but at least Sullivan got elected to something even if its a minor town meeting based sinecure, that is way more than Kerry Healey could say prior to 2002. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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