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Wordnet 3.0


1. lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative; lazy;
- Example: "a shiftless student"
- Example: "studied in a shiftless way"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shiftless \Shift"less\, a. Destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence, lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management. -- Shift"less*ly, adv. -- Shift"less*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shiftless adj 1: lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative; lazy; "a shiftless student"; "studied in a shiftless way"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "shiftless": aimless, bone-lazy, cadging, dilatory, do-nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, ergophobic, faineant, feckless, good-for-nothing, grasshopper, happy-go-lucky, heedless, idle, improvident, indolent, ineffective, irresponsible, lackadaisical, laggard, lax, lazy, negligent, nonaggressive, otiose, parasitic, pococurante, procrastinative, remiss, scrounging, slack, slothful, slow, sponging, thoughtless, thriftless, unambitious, uncaring, uneconomical, unenterprising, uninspired, unmotivated, unproviding, unthrifty, work-shy