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shiftless

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adjective shift·less \ˈshif(t)-ləs\

Simple Definition of shiftless

  • : lacking ambition and energy

Full Definition of shiftless

  1. 1 :  lacking in resourcefulness :  inefficient

  2. 2 :  lacking in ambition or incentive :  lazy <shiftless freeloaders>

shift·less·ly adverb
shift·less·ness noun

Examples of shiftless

  1. <shiftless spongers who never thought to do anything for themselves>



Origin of shiftless

shift (resourcefulness)


First Known Use: 1584



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