unthriftiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unthrifty +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unthriftiness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being unthrifty.
    • 1652, Joseph Hall, The Sons of God Led by the Spirit of God
      Many a one here is born to a fair estate; and is stripped of it, whether by the just disherison of his offended Father, or else by the power or circumvention of an adversary, or by his own mis-government and unthriftiness.
    • 1864, Various, The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 78, April, 1864[1]:
      The worst faults of Miss Sheppard's worst style are reproduced here, joined to an unthriftiness in which she had no part nor lot.
    • 1921, A.H. Beesley, The Gracchi Marius and Sulla[2]:
      It was dishonest to the occupier himself, because it put in his way the worst temptation to unthriftiness.