Shift"less, a.

Destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence, lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management.

-- Shift"less*ly, adv. -- Shift"less*ness, n.


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