from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality or state of being thriftless.
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- noun property of being
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- noun the trait of wasting resources
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Instead, they moralized endlessly on the perils of indolence, time-wasting and thriftlessness.
Thrift and thriftlessness mean the same thing in this town, where I noticed that even Nonconformist chapels, with broken windows, had been left to the rats and birds.
Here is needless poverty in the lap of potential wealth, thriftlessness in the face of every seeming stimulus to diligence.
We have not the slightest sympathy with that socialistic idea which would try to put laziness, thriftlessness and inefficiency on a par with industry, thrift and efficiency; which would strive to break up not merely private property, but what is far more important, the home, the chief prop upon which our whole civilization stands.
The individual or the group, which through ignorance or inefficiency or thriftlessness or racial discrimination is incapacitated for measuring up to the demands of an aggressive and virile democracy, will inevitably find these inalienable and unalterable rights merely a name so far as they are concerned.
There she spoke, with a censure no doubt deserved, of thriftlessness and ingratitude.
Could Creole thriftlessness have been abolished and the slave trade retained, the ruin of the estates might have been averted.
The unfortunate wretches, the victims of drink, crime, or thriftlessness, who inhabited such places, were not turned away to seek a fouler footing elsewhere, but were taken in hand by the working-men on the committee, and were started afresh in life with every encouragement.
She penetrated the homes of the cottagers, she tasted of their foods, she rated them on uncleanliness, drunkenness, and thriftlessness; she lectured them on cooking.
Hamilton was poor, Judith the mainstay of a household whose thriftlessness had become a proverb.