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synonyms for unthrifty

  • extravagant
  • heedless
  • imprudent
  • inconsiderate
  • lavish
  • negligent
  • prodigal
  • profligate
  • profuse
  • reckless
  • shiftless
  • shortsighted
  • thoughtless
  • thriftless
  • uneconomical
  • wasteful
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How to use unthrifty in a sentence

To send away another man, were to harass the sentinels to death—unthrifty misuse for a household.
THE ABBOTSIR WALTER SCOTT
But the best 293of officials could do little to help the unthrifty king.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLANDT.F. TOUT
As they come up he weeds out all unthrifty plants, only allowing the strongest to come to maturity.
THE MEANING OF EVOLUTIONSAMUEL CHRISTIAN SCHMUCKER
There is the able-bodied man with his drunken, unthrifty wife, and his emaciated children.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 60, NO. 373, NOVEMBER 1846VARIOUS
Just at this time one of the shop-keepers became a bankrupt because of unthrifty habits and too much card-playing.
BLACKBEARD: BUCCANEERRALPH D. PAINE
Unthrifty, un-thrif′ti, adj. not thrifty: without thriftiness.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
Thrifty trees are not usually bothered with borers, and unthrifty trees should be made into firewood.
THE APPLEVARIOUS
He respected the brother's grief, and he liked this man, unthrifty and neglectful as he might have been.
REELS AND SPINDLESEVELYN RAYMOND
Many a cup of comfort fed the sick or the weary, made from what, in richer households, unthrifty servants would have thrown away.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 455VARIOUS
Old Olifant died that winter, and the unthrifty sons ceased to clear the Swamp or mend the wire fences.
WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWNERNEST THOMPSON SETON
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WORDS RELATED TO UNTHRIFTY

  • extravagant
  • heedless
  • imprudent
  • inconsiderate
  • lavish
  • negligent
  • prodigal
  • profligate
  • profuse
  • reckless
  • shiftless
  • shortsighted
  • thoughtless
  • thriftless
  • uneconomical
  • unthrifty
  • wasteful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.