What does the word shiftless mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Shiftlessly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Shiftlessness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inefficient; incapable.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Shifty.

Usage examples for shiftless

  1. No proof could be found- did not Ann Walden know the shiftless mountain ways? – A Son of the Hills by 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 by 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 by Marietta Holley