Feckless meaning

fĕklĭs
Weak; ineffective.
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Careless and irresponsible.
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Feeble or ineffective.
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The definition of feckless is someone who is ineffective or irresponsible.

A person who cannot be trusted to take on responsibility is an example of someone who would be described as feckless.

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Careless and irresponsible.
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(UK) Lacking the courage to act in any meaningful way.
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Feeble or ineffective.
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Careless; irresponsible.
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(UK, archaic) Lacking vitality.
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Origin of feckless

  • Scots feck effect (alteration of effect) –less

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Scots feck effect (alteration of effect) –less

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Scots, feck (“effect”), aphetic form of effect, +‎ -less.

    From Wiktionary