Thriftless Thrift"less, a. Without thrift; not prudent or prosperous in money affairs. -- {Thrift"less*ly}, adv. -- {Thrift"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • thriftlessness — noun see thriftless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • thriftlessness — noun property of being thriftless Syn: wastefulness …   Wiktionary

  • thriftlessness — thrift·less·ness || θrɪftlɪsnɪs n. wastefulness …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • wastefulness — noun 1. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste mindless dissipation of natural resources • Syn: ↑waste, ↑dissipation • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thriftless — adjective Date: 15th century 1. lacking usefulness or worth 2. careless, wasteful, or incompetent in handling money or resources ; improvident • thriftlessly adverb • thriftlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • thriftless — thriftlessly, adv. thriftlessness, n. /thrift lis/, adj. 1. without thrift; improvident; wasteful. 2. Archaic. useless or pointless. [1350 1400; ME: unsuccessful. See THRIFT, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

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