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Definition of "shiftlessness" [shiftlessness]

  • The property of being shiftless. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "shiftlessness" in a sentence
  • "The word shiftlessness or shiftless appears nowhere in my book."
  • "The Okies fleeing the Midwest droughts of the 1930s were accused in California of "shiftlessness," "lack of ambition," "school overcrowding" and "stealing jobs" from native Californians."
  • "He was intolerant of laziness -- "shiftlessness" the country phrase ran -- but he had the reputation of being a just taskmaster and he could be very kind."