feckless

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From Scots, feck (effect), aphetic form of effect, +‎ -less.

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feckless (comparative more feckless, superlative most feckless)

  1. Lacking purpose.
    • 2005, Canberra Times, September 10
      It is the beauty of great games when they are played at their highest level and the extraordinary thing now is that we do not have to trawl back through all the years of your inexorable progress from feckless beach boy to master sportsman."
  2. Without skill, ineffective, incompetent.
  3. (UK) Lacking the courage to act in any meaningful way.
  4. (UK, archaic) Lacking vitality.

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