shiftless

Part of speech: adverb

Shiftlessly.

Part of speech: noun

Shiftlessness.

Part of speech: adjective

Inefficient; incapable.

Part of speech: adjective

Shifty.

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Usage examples "shiftless":

  1. No proof could be found- did not Ann Walden know the shiftless mountain ways? - "A Son of the Hills", Harriet T. Comstock.
  2. Sary's parents were shiftless and ignorant people and though Sary was almost fifteen years old, and a woman in size, she was still among children of ten and eleven. - "Chicken Little Jane", Lily Munsell Ritchie.
  3. Sez he, " Men are most always more shiftless when you pay by the day." - "Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife", Marietta Holley.