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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shiftless, such as: apathetic, dallying, directionless, good-for-nothing, idle, and inattentive.

How to use shiftless in a sentence

  • Third, he wants to turn America into a Euro-paradise for the shiftless and unmotivated.

  • The other side can't stand the idea of taking wealth from hard-working Us to shiftless and lazy Them.

  • There was hardly to be found in all Southern Tennessee a more contented, shiftless, ill-bestead family than theirs.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Verena was a poor old widow, doddering and shiftless: Charity suspected that she came for her keep.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • All went well till lazy and shiftless immigrants arrived to enjoy the paradise also.

    The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
  • Yet he did not retreat from his moral and intellectual standards, or lose the respect of that shiftless community.

  • Those who did so were usually the land speculators and people of weak, irresolute, or shiftless character.

    The Old Northwest | Frederic Austin Ogg

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