Definition Of shiftless
(of a person or action) characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition.
a shiftless lot of good-for-nothings
Example Of shiftless
A ‘scobie’ means either a shiftless young person or a wild duck that bites.
Anyone who believes that unions serve a function in this day and age is a lazy, good-for-nothing, shiftless shirker.
As a mid-level bureaucrat in the provincial civil service, ‘I was aimlessly and shiftlessly moving along in my life working for the province,’ he recalls.
‘I think immigrants think we're lazy, shiftless , good-for-nothing,’ she says.
His characters tend to be laid back and fairly at ease, meandering shiftlessly and still accomplishing something.