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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.
society allows the diseased, the racially negligent, the thriftless, the careless, the feeble-minded, the lowest and very worst members of the community, to produce innumerable tens of thousands of stunted, warped and inferior infants.
In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person.