thriftlessness


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thrift·less

 (thrĭft′lĭs)
adj.
1. Careless in handling money; wasteful.
2. Archaic Lacking usefulness or value.

thrift′less·ly adv.
thrift′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thriftlessness - the trait of wasting resourcesthriftlessness - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
Translations

thriftlessness

[ˈθrɪftlɪsnɪs] Nprodigalidad f

thriftlessness

nVerschwendung(ssucht) f
References in classic literature ?
But it suggested to Philip that she measured her father, alas, no longer the hero he was to her childhood, and in her mind joined together his entertaining conversation and the thriftlessness which often brought difficulties into their life; she compared his rhetoric with her mother's practical common sense; and though the liveliness of her father amused her she was perhaps sometimes a little impatient with it.
nursery of destitute poverty and thriftlessness, demoralised pauperism, as a community cast adrift from the salutary presence and leadership of men and wealth and culture, and as a potential threat to the riches and civilisation of London and the Empire.
The root cause of poverty was not thriftlessness but insufficiency of wages.