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shift·less

 (shĭft′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking ambition or purpose; lazy: a shiftless student.
b. Characterized by a lack of ambition or energy: studied in a shiftless way.
2. Lacking resourcefulness or efficiency; incompetent.

[shift, expedient + -less.]

shift′less·ly adv.
shift′less·ness n.

shiftless

(ˈʃɪftlɪs)
adj
lacking in ambition or initiative
ˈshiftlessly adv
ˈshiftlessness n

shift•less

(ˈʃɪft lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking in resourcefulness; inefficient.
2. lazy.
[1555–65]
shift′less•ly, adv.
shift′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shiftless - lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative; lazy; "a shiftless student"; "studied in a shiftless way"
ambitionless, unambitious - having little desire for success or achievement

shiftless

shiftless

adjective
Resistant to exertion and activity:
Informal: do-nothing.
Idiom: bone lazy.
Translations
عَديم الحيلَه
línýneschopný
uduelig
élhetetlen
latur, duglaus
beceriksiz

shiftless

[ˈʃɪftlɪs] ADJholgazán, perezoso, flojo (esp LAm)

shiftless

[ˈʃɪftləs] adjfainéant(e)shift work ntravail m posté
to do shift work → faire les trois-huitshift worker ntravailleur/euse m/f posté(e)

shiftless

shiftless

[ˈʃɪftlɪs] adj a shiftless personun(a) inetto/a

shift

(ʃift) verb
1. to change (the) position or direction (of). We spent the whole evening shifting furniture around; The wind shifted to the west overnight.
2. to transfer. She shifted the blame on to me.
3. to get rid of. This detergent shifts stains.
noun
1. a change (of position etc). a shift of emphasis.
2. a group of people who begin work on a job when another group stop work. The night shift does the heavy work.
3. the period during which such a group works. an eight-hour shift; (also adjective) shift work.
ˈshiftless adjective
inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose. He's rather shiftless – he's had four jobs in six months.
ˈshiftlessness noun
ˈshifty adjective
looking cunning and dishonest. I don't trust him – he has a very shifty look.
ˈshiftily adverb
ˈshiftiness noun
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Many of these women graduates (and men--in lesser numbers) have gone wandering, sight-seeing, exploring, shiftlessly working overseas, many have married.
She saw her genes subsiding into a pool of African-American descendants, her grandchildren sitting shiftlessly on a porch eating corn pone and swatting flies.
He's immature and self-centred and will move on shiftlessly to any woman who'll have him.