unthrift

unthrift

(ʌnˈθrɪft)
n
1. an unthrifty person; a spendthrift
2. lack of thrift; extravagance; waste; dissolute behaviour
adj
unthrifty; spendthrift; prodigal
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Maker of all that breathes the breath of life, No unthrift greed spurs thine unflagging zest, No lust self-slaying hounds thee to the strife, Thou art the unknown God on whom we wait: Thy path the course of our unfolded fate.
"Better that the state should support the inefficient wholly and prevent the multiplication of the breed than subsidize incompetence and unthrift, enabling them to bring forth more of their kind." A.
Lorenzo: In such a night Did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew, And with an unthrift love did run from Venice As far as Belmont.
(62) Adopting a national minimum wage, argued the Webbs, would mark "out [weaklings and degenerates].., so that they could be isolated and properly treated." (63) Sidney Ball, another Fabian, likewise promoted minimum wages for enabling "a process of conscious social selection by which the industrial residuum is naturally sifted and made manageable for some kind of restorative, disciplinary, or, it may be, surgical treatment." (64) And Labor Commissioner Meeker argued, "Better that the state should support the inefficient wholly and prevent the multiplication of the breed than subsidize incompetence and unthrift, enabling them to bring forth after their kind." (65)
But his savage attacks against the "municipal shiftlessness and unthrift" of the city government for allowing things to get into such deplorable conditions did not endear him to some.
Did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew, / And with an unthrift love did run from Venice" (5.1.13-15).
"Why thou impudent fellow," she scolds, unthrift of shame, As well as of thy purse; What has moved thee To prosecute thy ruine?