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Definitions for feckless
ˈfɛk lɪsfeck·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fecklessadjective

    not fit to assume responsibility

  2. feckless, ineptadjective

    generally incompetent and ineffectual

    "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"; "inept handling of the account"


  1. fecklessadjective

    Lacking purpose.

  2. fecklessadjective

    Without skill, ineffective, incompetent.

  3. fecklessadjective

    Lacking the courage to act in any meaningful way.

  4. fecklessadjective

    Lacking vitality.


  1. feckless

    Feckless refers to someone who is lacking in efficiency, strength, or purpose; someone who is irresponsible or ineffective.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fecklessadjective

    spiritless; weak; worthless

  2. Etymology: [Perh. a corruption of effectless.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. feckless

    Weak and silly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feckless in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feckless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of feckless in a Sentence

  1. Janet Morris:

    You three have done quite enough today: all of you and your feckless, treacherous god.

  2. Mike Huckabee:

    This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.

  3. Seth Bloom:

    The STB has historically been feckless but this latest merger is a real test for them.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Four decades ago Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal, we built it, we paid for it and then a feckless left-wing president gave it away. Well Mr. President, you don't have the authority to give away vital military assets, and if you do that, you will be held accountable by the next president for undermining the national security of this country.

  5. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    We would shoot down the planes of Russian pilots if in fact they were stupid enough to think that this president was the same feckless weakling( as) the president we have in the Oval Office... right now.

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  • فارعArabic
  • вял, безполезен, слаб, напразен, безпомощен, безцеленBulgarian
  • uduelig, hjælpeløs, initiativløsDanish
  • FurchtlosGerman
  • irresponsableSpanish
  • سستPersian
  • irréfléchi, irresponsable, incapableFrench
  • חַלָשׁ וְלֹא אַחֲרַאִיHebrew
  • 無防備なJapanese
  • feckless, onhandig, futloos, lamlendig, doelloos, inefficiëntDutch
  • initiativløs, ubehjelpelig, hjelpeløs, feckless, udugeligNorwegian
  • FecklessPortuguese
  • сла́бый, бесце́льный, напра́сный, беспо́мощный, бесполе́зный, вя́лыйRussian
  • rådlös, oduglig, hjälplösSwedish
  • 鲁莽Chinese

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  • Russ Dunn
    Russ Dunn
    What a feckless response.
    LikeReply5 years ago

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pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
A transpire
B affront
C efface
D elate

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