Unthrift Un"thrift`, n. 1. Want of thrift; unthriftiness; prodigality. [1913 Webster]

2. An unthrifty person. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Unthrift — Un*thrift , a. Unthrifty. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unthrift — I. “+ noun Etymology: Middle English, from un (I) + thrift 1. : lack of thrift : extravagance, wastefulness the repression of unthrift …   Useful english dictionary

  • unthrift — 1. noun a) A lack of thriftiness; prodigality. But name not Winter faces, whose skins slacke; / Lanke, as an unthrifts purse [...]. b) Someone who is not thrifty; a spendthrift, someone who is not careful with their money. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • unthrift — n. (Rare.) Prodigal, spendthrift, squanderer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unthrift — un·thrift …   English syllables

  • unthrift — A prodigal; a spendthrift. 1 Bl.Comm. 306 …   Black's law dictionary

  • unthrift — A prodigal; a spendthrift …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • unthriftyhed — unthriftˈyhed or unthriftˈyhead noun (Spenser) Unthriftiness …   Useful english dictionary

  • unthriftyhead — unthriftˈyhed or unthriftˈyhead noun (Spenser) Unthriftiness • • • Main Entry: ↑unthriftyhed …   Useful english dictionary

  • prodigal — A spendthrift; an unthrift. Under the Roman law, if a man by notorious prodigality was in danger of wasting his estate, he was looked upon as non compos, and committed to the care of curators or tutors by the praetor. But under the common law,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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