fecklessness fecklessness

Definition(s):

  • (n) worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual

Usage(s):

  1. This is a complete account of the arrogance and fecklessness of the Bush Administration during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq and of the predictable disaster that followed.
  2. And the country can thank in large measure the type of fecklessness that Sandia's managers showed in handling Carpenter's case.
  3. In her relatively short life she already witnessed a lifetime of human fecklessness, and we sense that she is on the edge of following her mother's downward path.

News

  • A Private University Might Have Saved Detroit

    Detroit's bankruptcy filing last week and the decades of decline that preceded it have been a predictable political and historical Rorschach test. The right blames the city's demise on moral failures and weak character -- the banana-republic-caliber corruption and fiscal fecklessness of its politicians, the greed of its unions , the spinelessness of automobile executives who gave into them.
    on July 27, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  • Chait wrote: "At a time when the country desperately needs a coherent response to the array of challenges it faces, the congressional arm of the Democratic Party remains mired in fecklessness, parochialism, and privilege. Obama has made mistakes, as...
    on May 15, 2009 By: Jonathan Chait Source: Newsweek

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