Definition of feckless in English:

feckless

Syllabification: feck·less
Pronunciation: /ˈfekləs
 
/

adjective

Lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible: a feckless mama’s boy an unfortunate example of feckless filmmaking the feckless exploitation of the world’s natural resources
More example sentences
  • But when we actually get on TV, we are relatively feckless and ineffective.
  • I don't think it's because Glasgow people are particularly feckless.
  • Their shared affection for the warmhearted, feckless Martin is a further bond between them.
Synonyms
useless, worthless, incompetent, inept, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well;
lazy, idle, slothful, indolent, irresponsible, shiftless
informal no-good, no-account

Origin

late 16th century: from Scots and northern English dialect feck (from effeck, variant of effect) + -less.

Derivatives

fecklessly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Therefore, we need men and women in both parties who understand its gravity and who, whatever they think of the tactics or the domestic agendas of their rivals, will not fecklessly cut and run if they reach the White House.
  • Jenkins then goes on to discredit younger consumers as fecklessly fickle.
  • The major common factor with people who make resolutions is that the vast majority break them within hours or days of making them, yet will fecklessly resolve again in similar fashion the same time next year.

fecklessness

noun
More example sentences
  • To the extent that I thought about it at all - and no-one should underestimate the capacity for fecklessness of the 18-year old - I'd more or less accepted that if I got drafted, I'd go along.
  • He said: ‘The accusations from the finance world are often that a bad debt is a result of fecklessness on the part of the borrower.’
  • Then they call their opponents nasty names, cut dirty deals, and violate constitutional rules all to escape the mess they themselves created by their own weird combination of vanity and fecklessness.

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