Complete Definition of "feckless"

English

Etymology

Scots, feck, effect

Pronunciation
feck"less

Adjective
en-adj UK

  1. lack|Lacking purpose.

#:quotations:
#:*"It is the beauty of great games when they are played at their highest level and the extraordinary thing now is that we do not have to trawl back through all the years of your inexorable progress from feckless beach boy to master sportsman." — Canberra Times, September 10, 2005

  1. Without skill, ineffective.
  2. (archaic) Lacking vitality.
  3. Lacking the courage to act in any meaningful way.

Synonyms
feeble
futile
hopeless
ineffective
ineffectual
meaningless
unpurposed
useless
worthless
aimless
careless
reckless
irresponsible

Antonyms
effective
efficient
purposeful
useful
careful
responsible

Related terms
fecklessly
fecklessness

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Synonyms)
Danish: slap (1); dvask (2) (perhaps more jutish than danish!)

fi:feckless
vi:feckless
zh:feckless

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