feckless
[ fek-lis ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; English from Scots and northern English dialect feck (from effeck, variant of effect) + -less
Synonyms
  • useless
  • worthless
  • incompetent
  • inefficient
  • inept
  • good-for-nothing
Antonyms
  • competent
  • effective
  • effectual
  • efficient
  • purposeful
  • responsible
  • strong
  • useful
Definition
lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible
Example
He regarded the young man as feckless and irresponsible.
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