shiftless

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adjective shift·less \ˈshif(t)-ləs\

Definition of shiftless

  1. 1 :  lacking in resourcefulness :  inefficient

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

shiftlessly

adverb

shiftlessness

noun

Examples of shiftless in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of shiftless

shift (resourcefulness)


First Known Use: 1584


SHIFTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

shiftless

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adjective shift·less \ˈshif(t)-ləs\

Definition of shiftless for English Language Learners

  • : lacking ambition and energy


SHIFTLESS Defined for Kids

shiftless

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adjective shift·less \ˈshift-ləs\

Definition of shiftless for Students

  1. :  lazy 1



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