Definition of unthrifty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈθrɪfti/


1Not using money and other resources carefully; wasteful: playing those machines was a worldly unthrifty activity not to be indulged in
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  • In this unthrifty off-season, ‘steal’ isn't the proper word to use, but the few reasonable deals stand out as bargains.
  • That's all well and good, but the thing would cost some unthrifty soul at least $3,000.
  • The vocabulary of generating and creating jobs out of unthrifty behavior sounds to noneconomists tough and prudential and quantitative.
2chiefly archaic or dialect (Of livestock or plants) not strong and healthy: worms can cause intestinal problems, weight loss, and unthrifty coat
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  • Remove and burn plants with knotted roots or unthrifty plants with extensive root decay.
  • Symptoms may not be dramatic early in the spring; plants may just look slightly yellow and appear unthrifty.
  • Such unthrifty Shih Tzu puppies may respond positively to a few milliliters of raw liver juice fed daily for their first few weeks.



Example sentences
  • Older prose fictions often have titles which straggle, unthriftily, by mentioning so many unknowns that we forget all of them as we plod down their title-pages.
  • He said that his breed was dying, and that it was not well-argued for any man to lie unthriftily in the grateful dead of ‘Estreekin Sahib’.
  • His brother Stephen, several years older than he, was so unthriftily hot-tempered as to shoot his horse, a very fine animal, when it fidgeted.


Example sentences
  • The premature changing to a less costly diet may be economically appealing but can cause unthriftiness and poor pig uniformity.
  • Other signs would be general unthriftiness, rough hair coat, labored breathing, and elevated heart rate.
  • The effects of internal parasites range from a dull haircoat and unthriftiness to colic and death.

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