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Related to feckless: feckful
1. Careless and irresponsible: "political prestidigitation designed to distract public attention from his feckless flouting of basic ethical principles" (Doug Ireland).
2. Feeble or ineffective: "Pickering's life was routinely threatened, and one feckless attempt had already been made to kidnap or kill him" (Garry Wills).
feeble; weak; ineffectual; irresponsible
[C16: from obsolete feck value, effect + -less]
1. ineffective; incompetent; futile.
2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.
[1590–1600; orig. Scots, form of effect]
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|Adj.||1.||feckless - not fit to assume responsibility|
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"
|2.||feckless - generally incompetent and ineffectual; "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"|
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"