Definition of Thriftless

1. Adjective. Careless of the future.

Similar to: Improvident
Derivative terms: Thriftlessness



Definition of Thriftless

1. a. Without thrift; not prudent or prosperous in money affairs.

Definition of Thriftless

1. Adjective. wastefully reckless in the use of money or other resources ¹

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Definition of Thriftless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thriftless

thridaces
thridded
thridden
thridding
thrids
thrift
thrift institution
thrift shop
thrift shops
thriftier
thriftiest
thriftily
thriftiness
thriftinesses
thrifting
thriftless (current term)
thriftlessly
thriftlessness
thrifts
thriftshop
thrifty
thriftyness
thrill
thrill-seeker
thrill-seekers
thrillant
thrillcraft
thrilled
thriller
thrillerdom

Literary usage of Thriftless

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1881)
"... that had these industrious and ingenious natives not been disturbed and driven out by the thriftless and avaricious Spaniards, who never improved any ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"thriftless minutes, Wherein false joys have spun aweary life." FORD, vol. 1, p. 88. " To be man Is to be but the exercise of cares In several shapes ..."

3. Ireland Under Coercion: The Diary of an American by William Henry Hurlbert (1888)
"But all the lazy and thriftless ones are better off now than they ever were; they get from £4 to £6 a month, with nothing to do, and so they 're in clover, ..."

4. The Southern Student's Hand-book of Selections for Reading and Oratory by John Garland James (1879)
"THE thriftless FARMER. [ From CORN.] LOOK, thou substantial spirit of content! Across this little vale, thy continent, To where, beyond the mouldering mill, ..."

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