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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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Adv.1.thriftlessly - in a thriftless manner; "he lives thriftlessly from day to day"
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Supreme Court in 1950.(19) He eloquently wrote of how the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River together "collect tribute from many mountain currents, carry their hoardings past parched plains and thriftlessly dissipate them in the Pacific tides."(20) Justice Jackson's words, however, reflected a notion, very common at the time, that fresh water is wasted when it flows into the ocean.