thriftlessly
adverb see thriftless

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thriftlessly — adverb in a thriftless manner he lives thriftlessly from day to day • Derived from adjective: ↑thriftless * * * adverb see thriftless * * * thriftˈlessly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑thrift …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thriftlessly — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thriftlessly — See thriftless. * * * …   Universalium

  • thriftlessly — thrift·less·ly …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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

  • thriftlessness — See thriftlessly. * * * …   Universalium

  • wastefully — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. extravagantly, profligately, improvidently, carelessly, wildly, immoderately, thriftlessly, recklessly, prodigally, destructively, unstintedly, incontinently, foolishly, lavishly, inconsiderately, openhandedly,… …   English dictionary for students

  • thriftless — adjective spending money in an extravagant and wasteful way. Derivatives thriftlessly adverb thriftlessness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • thrift — /θrɪft / (say thrift) noun 1. economical management; economy; frugality. 2. vigorous growth, as of a plant. 3. → sea pink. 4. Obsolete Colloquial accumulated wealth. {Middle English, from thrive. Compare Icelandic thrift prosperity} –thriftless,… …   Australian English dictionary

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