Shiftless definition

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Lacking resourcefulness or efficiency; incompetent.
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Lacking ambition or purpose; lazy.

A shiftless student.

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Characterized by a lack of ambition or energy.

Studied in a shiftless way.

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Lacking the will or ability to do or accomplish; incapable, inefficient, lazy, etc.
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Showing such lack.
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Untrustworthy as a result of being incompetent at the job.
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Origin of shiftless

  • shift expedient –less

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