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Feckless   /fˈɛklɪs/   Listen
Feckless

adjective
1.
Not fit to assume responsibility.
2.
Generally incompetent and ineffectual.  Synonym: inept.  "Inept handling of the account"



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"Feckless" Quotes from Famous Books



... purser and Mr McGilpin, the assistant-surgeon; the latter saying that he had no stomach for consorting with "the meeletary," they being "a maist feckless set ...
— Crown and Anchor - Under the Pen'ant • John Conroy Hutcheson

... bridge of wooden trestles. At times beneath the hills it is swift and combed by a thousand stony fingers, and at other times it is an idler in Arcadie, a dilettante stream that wanders in half a dozen feckless channels over a desert of white stones, with here and there the green humpback of an ...
— Westward with the Prince of Wales • W. Douglas Newton

... up to scold him, being determined that the letter should be written then and there. "Why, what a coward you are; what a feckless, useless creature! Do you think that I have never to go for hours on the stage, with the gas in a blaze around me, and my head ready to split? And what is this? A paper to write that will take you ten minutes. The truth ...
— Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite • Anthony Trollope

... hae thocht ye kent the difference? But ye're richt—a' whusky is guid, but some's mair guid nor ithers, an' Scotch is mair guid nor ony ithers. Those feckless Irish fowk aye tak' the speerits o' oor native land gin they hae the siller, which isna likely. An' I dinna ...
— St. Cuthbert's • Robert E. Knowles



Words linked to "Feckless" :   incompetent, irresponsible



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