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feckless

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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English

Etymology

From Scots, feck (effect)

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Lacking purpose.
    • "It is the beauty of great games when they are played at their highest level and the extraordinary thing now is that we do not have to trawl back through all the years of your inexorable progress from feckless beach boy to master sportsman." — Canberra Times, September 10, 2005
  2. Without skill, ineffective, incompetent.
  3. (UK) Lacking the courage to act in any meaningful way.
  4. (UK, archaic) Lacking vitality.

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