fecklessly
adverb see feckless

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fecklessly — feckless ► ADJECTIVE 1) ineffectual; feeble. 2) unthinking and irresponsible. DERIVATIVES fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun. ORIGIN from Scots and northern English dialect feck, from effeck, variant of EFFECT(Cf. ↑effect) …   English terms dictionary

  • fecklessly — See feckless. * * * …   Universalium

  • fecklessly — adverb In a feckless manner …   Wiktionary

  • fecklessly — adv. feebly, weakly; apathetically, indifferently; ineffectively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fecklessly — feck·less·ly …   English syllables

  • fecklessly — adverb 1. with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner he performed his functions ineptly • Syn: ↑ineptly • Derived from adjective: ↑feckless, ↑inept (for: ↑ineptly) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • feckless — fecklessly, adv. fecklessness, n. /fek lis/, adj. 1. ineffective; incompetent; futile: feckless attempts to repair the plumbing. 2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy. [1590 1600; orig. Scots, equiv. to feck, late ME (Scots) fek …   Universalium

  • ineptly — adverb 1. with ineptitude; in an incompetent manner (Freq. 1) he performed his functions ineptly • Syn: ↑fecklessly • Derived from adjective: ↑feckless (for: ↑fecklessly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • feckless — adjective Etymology: Scots, from feck effect, majority, from Middle English (Scots) fek, alteration of Middle English effect Date: circa 1585 1. weak, ineffective 2. worthless, irresponsible • fecklessly adverb • fecklessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fecklessness — See fecklessly. * * * …   Universalium

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