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thriftless

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adjective thrift·less \ˈthrift-ləs\

Definition of thriftless

  1. 1 :  lacking usefulness or worth

  2. 2 :  careless, wasteful, or incompetent in handling money or resources :  improvident

thrift·less·ly adverb
thrift·less·ness noun


Examples of thriftless

  1. <a thriftless girl who didn't keep track of her finances and overspent constantly>



15th Century

First Known Use of thriftless

15th century



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