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1. Careless in handling money; wasteful.
2. Archaic Lacking usefulness or value.

thrift′less·ly adv.
thrift′less·ness n.


(ˈθrɪft lɪs)

1. improvident; wasteful.
2. Archaic. useless or pointless.
thrift′less•ly, adv.
thrift′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thriftless - careless of the future
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future


Reckless, especially in the use of material resources:


[ˈθrɪftlɪs] ADJmalgastador, pródigo


References in classic literature ?
It had never dawned upon him that this shiftless, thriftless, worthless, sponging parasite was yet, after and in spite of all, not mercenary in the issue of his thoughts; yet so it was.
On the whole, a man must not complain of his 'element," or his 'time' or the like; it is thriftless work doing so.
We see Jack Thriftless prancing in the park, or darting in his brougham down Pall Mall: we eat his dinners served on his miraculous plate.
Faruqi regrets that some European and even Indian writers have denigrated the nawabs of the state for being 'lecherous, effeminate, thriftless and exploiters of their subjects.
is a happy, thriftless, excitable person, lacking in self-control, discipline and foresight, naturally courageous, courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little of veracity; in brief, the virtues and defects of this race-type are those of attractive children.
Americanization programs based upon academic and popular literature tended to reinforce the stereotypes of Mexicans as dirty, shiftless, lazy, irresponsible, unambitious, thriftless, fatalistic, selfish, promiscuous, and prone to drinking, violence, and criminal behavior.
It describes the farmer Bathsheba Everdene, her life and relationships - especially with her lonely neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak and the thriftless soldier Sergeant Troy.
In her 1920 book Radiant Motherhood, Stopes condemned a society that "allows the diseased, the racially negligent, the thriftless, the careless, the feeble-minded, the very lowest and worst members of the community, to produce innumerable tens of thousands of stunted, warped, and inferior infants.
Shall we say that they are improvident, thriftless, intemperate?