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shiftless

shift·less

shiftless

pronunciation:
shIft lihs
part of speech: adjective
definition: having little or no purpose or ambition; lazy.
synonyms:
idle, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, unambitious
similar words:
aimless, fainéant, listless, purposeless, slack, unenterprising, vagabond
derivations: shiftlessly (adv.), shiftlessness (n.)