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feckless

feck·less

feckless

 
pronunciation:
fe klihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: weak or incompetent; ineffective.
His feckless efforts at appeasing her only served to anger her more.
antonyms:
effective, efficient
similar words:
feeble
definition 2: worthless or irresponsible.
That silly girl has gotten herself involved with some feckless youth.
antonyms:
responsible
derivations: fecklessly (adv.), fecklessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word feckless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1