V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: describes people who lack purpose, intelligence, or organization and are unlikely to be successful--lazy, irresponsible, and unproductive
Synonyms: weak, feeble, powerless, aimless, irresponsible, ineffective, lazy, indifferent, unproductive
Antonyms: competent, effective, purposeful, efficient, useful, fecund
Tips: Feckless is derived from the obsolete feck, “value, efficacy.” If you are feckless, you have "less value, efficacy, and worth." A feckless person is unlikely to be successful, whether due to irresponsible behavior or just plain lack of drive and gumption.
It was very frustrating to have hired several feckless employees. (ineffective, unproductive)
He was feckless since childhood, so I didn't have high hopes of him going to college. (aimless, lazy)
I remember him being a feckless sloth in high school, so I was surprised to hear he had become successful. (lazy, irresponsible)
I don't think he has ADD; I just think he's feckless and doesn't care about being successful. (lazy, unproductive)
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