feckless


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feck·less

 (fĕk′lĭs)
adj.
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).

[Scots feck, effect (alteration of effect) + -less.]

feck′less·ly adv.
feck′less·ness n.

feckless

(ˈfɛklɪs)
adj
feeble; weak; ineffectual; irresponsible
[C16: from obsolete feck value, effect + -less]
ˈfecklessly adv
ˈfecklessness n

feck•less

(ˈfɛk lɪs)

adj.
1. ineffective; incompetent; futile.
2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.
[1590–1600; orig. Scots, form of effect]
feck′less•ly, adv.
feck′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

feckless

adjective irresponsible, useless, hopeless, incompetent, feeble, worthless, futile, ineffectual, aimless, good-for-nothing, shiftless, weak The young man was feckless and irresponsible.

feckless

adjective
Translations
hjælpeløsinitiativløsuduelig

feckless

[ˈfeklɪs] ADJ (= weak) → débil, incapaz; (= irresponsible) → irresponsable

feckless

[ˈfɛkləs] adj (= incompetent) → incapable

feckless

adjnutzlos

feckless

[ˈfɛklɪs] adjirresponsabile, incosciente
References in classic literature ?
If ye miss that, ye must be as feckless at the sailoring as I have found ye at the fighting.
I made a drink-offering to all the dead, first with honey and milk, then with wine, and thirdly with water, and I sprinkled white barley meal over the whole, praying earnestly to the poor feckless ghosts, and promising them that when I got back to Ithaca I would sacrifice a barren heifer for them, the best I had, and would load the pyre with good things.
Perhaps this lad's mother also was a feckless old woman, and devoid of character?
"Ye feckless ne'er-do-weel!" cried the landlady; "the wind's blawn the candles oot."
Senator Risa Hontiveros has called President Rodrigo Duterte 'feckless and spineless' before China after the Chief Executive branded the incident between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino boat at Recto (Reed) Bank as a 'little maritime accident.'
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She has travelled the world both far and wide And always with great dignity and pride Always remaining quietly dignified and composed Even when certain situations have arose With her horses and her beloved hounds She is often seen wandering around in the palace grounds The family at times have caused her stress As both Philip and Margret have been feckless Will the Queen ever stand down?
We shall label them the fleeting, feckless floater, the dour drudging donkey and the firm, friendly fun.
Summary: Washington DC [United States], June 01 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Friday questioned as to why American-Canadian comedian Samantha Bee hasn't been fired for calling his daughter Ivanka Trump a "feckless c***" on the latest episode of TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee".
'Feckless, and shoulder burdens rest of take granted' " I, too, was hungry but didn't expect anyone to provide food for me, least of all for that food to be stolen on my behalf, or for strangers t dip into their pockets for me.
She froths on that I've reacted "as if he were a feckless, deadbeat dad off Benefits Street".
FECKLESS fathers should be put in chains and made to work to pay back society the costs of bringing up their children, a Welsh Conservative MP said yesterday.