Definition of "shiftless" [shift•less]

  • (adjective) Lacking ambition or purpose; lazy: a shiftless student.
  • (adjective) Characterized by a lack of ambition or energy: studied in a shiftless way.
  • (adjective) Lacking resourcefulness or efficiency; incompetent.

Use "shiftless" in a sentence

  • "Then comes Sol Hyde, whom they call the shiftless one, but swift and cunning, and much to be dreaded."
  • "It proved that this Dennis Shea was a harmless, amiable fellow, of the class known as shiftless, who had sealed his fate by marrying a dumb wife, who was tramadol at that moment ironing in the laundry.."
  • "It proved that this Dennis Shea was a harmless, amiable fellow, of the class known as shiftless, who had sealed his fate by marrying a dumb wife, who was magnesium at that moment ironing in the laundry.."

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