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fecklessness (noun)

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  • fecklessness — feckless ► ADJECTIVE 1) ineffectual; feeble. 2) unthinking and irresponsible. DERIVATIVES fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun. ORIGIN from Scots and northern English dialect feck, from effeck, variant of EFFECT(Cf. ↑effect) …   English terms dictionary

  • fecklessness — noun see feckless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fecklessness — noun the state of being feckless …   Wiktionary

  • fecklessness — noun worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual • Derivationally related forms: ↑feckless • Hypernyms: ↑worthlessness, ↑ineptitude …   Useful english dictionary

  • feckless — adjective Etymology: Scots, from feck effect, majority, from Middle English (Scots) fek, alteration of Middle English effect Date: circa 1585 1. weak, ineffective 2. worthless, irresponsible • fecklessly adverb • fecklessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feckless — adjective lacking strength of character; irresponsible. Derivatives fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun Origin C16: from Scots and north. Engl. dialect feck (from effeck, var. of effect) + less …   English new terms dictionary

  • feckless — adjective lacking determination, and not achieving anything in your life: a dull, rather feckless young man fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • feckless — /ˈfɛkləs / (say fekluhs) adjective 1. inconsistent and shifting in resolve; irresponsible. 2. Obsolete a. futile; feeble. b. ineffective; lacking vigour or energy. {Scottish feck, variant of fect, aphetic variant of effect} –fecklessly, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

  • feckless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) ineffectual; feeble. 2) unthinking and irresponsible. DERIVATIVES fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun. ORIGIN from Scots and northern English dialect feck, from effeck, variant of EFFECT(Cf. ↑effect) …   English terms dictionary

  • fecklessly — feckless ► ADJECTIVE 1) ineffectual; feeble. 2) unthinking and irresponsible. DERIVATIVES fecklessly adverb fecklessness noun. ORIGIN from Scots and northern English dialect feck, from effeck, variant of EFFECT(Cf. ↑effect) …   English terms dictionary

  • ineptitude — noun 1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training • Syn: ↑awkwardness, ↑clumsiness, ↑ineptness, ↑maladroitness, ↑slowness • Derivationally related forms: ↑slow (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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