Definitions

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  • adv. In a thriftless manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a thriftless manner; extravagantly.

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

  • adv. in a thriftless manner

Etymologies

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thriftless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • One by one he passed the homely roadside landmarks, exempt from the necromancies of the moon -- the pile of old cedar posts, split heaven knows when, by heaven knows whom, and thriftlessly abandoned; the water trough, with the brook singing by; the

    The Rules of the Game

  • It had, in short, won the election by pledging itself to be thriftlessly wicked, cruel, and vindictive; and it did not find it as easy to escape from this pledge as it had from nobler ones.

    Heartbreak House

  • India, this "most precious diamond of the British crown," is utterly exhausted, like a pile of gold in the hands of an alchemist, who thriftlessly spent it in the hope of finding the philosopher's stone.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

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