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1. Careless in handling money; wasteful.
2. Archaic Lacking usefulness or value.

thrift′less·ly adv.
thrift′less·ness n.
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(ˈθrɪft lɪs)

1. improvident; wasteful.
2. Archaic. useless or pointless.
thrift′less•ly, adv.
thrift′less•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thriftless - careless of the future
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
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Reckless, especially in the use of material resources:
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[ˈθrɪftlɪs] ADJmalgastador, pródigo
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We will never be free until we free ourselves from the prison of our own false thoughts, the natural tendency of being thriftless, easily excitable, lacking self-control and foresight without the apprehension for the future or grief of the past.
Faruqi regrets that some European and even Indian writers have denigrated the nawabs of the state for being 'lecherous, effeminate, thriftless and exploiters of their subjects.' Even Munshi Premchand, in his 1924 short story Shatranj Ki Baazi [The Chess Move] portrays Nawab Wajid Ali Shah with a tinge of bias, which becomes more evident in Shatranj Ke Khilari [The Chess Players] Satyajit Ray's 1978 cinematic adaptation of the story.
is a happy, thriftless, excitable person, lacking in self-control, discipline and foresight, naturally courageous, courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little of veracity; in brief, the virtues and defects of this race-type are those of attractive children.
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