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Sunday, March 18, 2001

Definitions for feckless

  1. Ineffective; having no real worth or purpose.
  2. Worthless; irresponsible; generally incompetent and ineffectual.

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Citations for feckless
He was a great admirer of the poetry of plain speech. He despised mere feckless adornments of language or thought. Richard Elman, Namedropping: Mostly Literary Memoirs
Nelson spent decades in feckless pursuit of a superstructure for implementing his grand design. Paul Andrews, How The Web Was Won
Origin of feckless
1590-1600
Feckless is from Scots feck, alteration of effect + -less.