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feckless

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adjective feck·less \ˈfek-ləs\

Simple Definition of feckless

  • : having or resulting from a weak character or nature

Full Definition of feckless

feck·less·ly adverb
feck·less·ness noun

Examples of feckless

  1. She can't rely on her feckless son.

  2. <a well-intentioned but feckless response to the rise in school violence>



Origin of feckless

Scots, from feck effect, majority, from Middle English (Scots) fek, alteration of Middle English effect


First Known Use: circa 1585

Rhymes with feckless



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