shiftlessness :

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  • n  a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition

  • One generation of nomads has spawned another; continued poverty has bred shiftlessness; until today, if you stop at a romantic sylvan encampment in the New Forest and converse .
  • Nevertheless, the reader still capable of shame must feel guilty of a stunning level of shiftlessness: he is letting another man win his bets for him (Barich admits to .
  • Unlike such zanies as Happy Hooligan, whose inertia and general attitude of laissez-faire lend an implication of shiftlessness to his character, unlike Mutt and partner Jeff .

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