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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition.

Usage examples (35)
  • And to avoid that horror of the real Yankee's dreams, "shiftlessness," she was to take up a small select school for employment.
  • "Mental shiftlessness" is the cause of many a failure.
  • For one thing, they did not have a monopoly on shiftlessness.
  • This "roving disposition" cannot fairly be charged to shiftlessness. for more
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