from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unthrifty; prodigality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state or being unthrifty; profuseness; lavishness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being unthrifty.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

unthrifty +‎ -ness


  • Common symptoms include diarrhea which later becomes watery and profuse, lack of appetite, cessation of rumination, listlessness, depression and unthriftiness.

    Chapter 12

  • The animal ceases to ruminate, or does not chew the cud, and every sign of unthriftiness is displayed; a high temperature, and when the animal is standing the back is arched, but the animal, however, prefers to lie down most of the time and shows desire for solitude.

    The Veterinarian

  • -- Intestinal worms seldom cause serious losses from unthriftiness or death in cattle.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • The loss due to the damage to the fleece is usually greater than that resulting from unthriftiness.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • The irritation and loss of blood that the animal may suffer when badly infested by this parasite may result in marked unthriftiness.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Then look we now how few Sanctuary men there be whom any favourable necessity compel to go thither; and then see, on the other side, what a sort there be commonly therein of them whom wilful unthriftiness have brought to nought.

    The Customs of Old England

  • There is, of course, no such episode in _The Heir of Linne_, but all the stories have similar circumstances, and the majority present the moral aspect of unthriftiness, and of friends deserting a man who loses his wealth.

    Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Third Series

  • SYMPTOMS: This disease may pass a casual observer unnoticed, although in some instances we notice a slight cough, unthriftiness, dullness.

    The Veterinarian

  • The worst faults of Miss Sheppard's worst style are reproduced here, joined to an unthriftiness in which she had no part nor lot.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864

  • This results in unthriftiness caused by imperfect digestion and assimilation of the feed.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals


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