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shiftless

adjective shift·less \ˈshif(t)-ləs\

: lacking ambition and energy

Full Definition of SHIFTLESS

1
:  lacking in resourcefulness :  inefficient
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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