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Synonyms for sinecure

cushy number


Words related to sinecure

a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached

an office that involves minimal duties

References in classic literature ?
There is a belfry-man whose sole duty is to attend to it; but this duty is the most perfect of sinecures -- for the clock of Vondervotteimittis was never yet known to have anything the matter with it.
A pen-stroke might demolish his civilian epaulets, his place at court, his sinecure, his two offices and their advantages; in all, six salaries retained under fire of the law against pluralists.
Well, as I told you before, and as you have since probably discovered for yourself, you won't find it exactly a sinecure.
In short, I went on thus for a long time (I may say it without boasting), faithfully minding my business, till it became more and more evident that my townsmen would not after all admit me into the list of town officers, nor make my place a sinecure with a moderate allowance.
The attendant of this place was temporarily absent, probably because the only guests were at dinner and his office was a sinecure.
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, or occasionally the discontented Firkin in the housekeeper's closet.
His stable services were merely a sinecure, and consisted simply in a daily care and inspection, and directing an under-servant in his duties; for Marie St.
I will take care that your new office shall be a sinecure.
I have heard of a good many soft sinecures, but it seems to me that keeping toll-bridge on a glacier is the softest one I have encountered yet.
That, perhaps, it was a little unjust, that all the great offices in this great office should be magnificent sinecures, while the unfortunate working-clerks in the cold dark room upstairs were the worst rewarded, and the least considered men, doing important services, in London.
Par manque de culture de certains commercants, le controle sur le terrain n'est pas une sinecure.
Superfund has too often become a sinecure for the bureaucracy and a cash cow for lawyers.
A special problem is the fact that the Polish political scene begins to be peopled by professional politicians who tend to treat the state as their private sinecure rather than feeling a responsibility to the electorate.
In addition, due to my experience as coach and manager of the Hendrewen Dog Catchers RFC, (a club so dedicated to the amateur ideal that we haven't won a game in 27 years), I also have experience of difficult public explanations of reasons to continue in my well-paid sinecure without the remotest hint of remorse or embarrassment.
Even Greg Dyke, who has enjoyed a handsome sinecure as FA chairman without achieving a great deal, can identify why someone should be planning a new book with the title 75 Years Of Hurt.