feckless

[fek-lis]
adjective
1.
ineffective; incompetent; futile: feckless attempts to repair the plumbing.
2.
having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.

Origin:
1590–1600; orig. Scots, equivalent to feck, late Middle English (Scots) fek, aphetic form of effeck (Scots form of effect) + -less

fecklessly, adverb
fecklessness, noun

feckless, reckless.
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feckless (ˈfɛklɪs)
 
adj
feeble; weak; ineffectual; irresponsible
 
[C16: from obsolete feck value, effect + -less]
 
'fecklessly
 
adv
 
'fecklessness
 
n

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feckless
1590s, from feck, "effect, value, vigor" (late 15c.), Scottish shortened form of effect; popularized by Carlyle, who left its opposite, feckful, in dialectal obscurity.
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Example sentences
And now he is playing the doddering, out-of-touch old fool who was betrayed by
  his feckless employees.
The less active it was, the more feckless people were.
Career politicians, by definition, are feckless partisan hacks.
It is about whether the populace may know about the actions and crimes of their
  feckless politicians.
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