Definitions

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  • n. The property of being shiftless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Shiftless character or condition; lack of resource; inability to devise or use suitable expedients or measures; slackness; inefficiency; improvidence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition

Etymologies

From shiftless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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