050416 - WotD: feckless

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I've seen this word three times in the last week: on a mailing list, in the Economist, and in the current issue of Real Simple.

    "But I am completely over feeling guilty about the spoils of my feckless career as an impulse buyer -- the clothes that have hung in my closet for five years with the price tags still on them, the gadgets and home-decor items piled up in te garage.

From dictionary.com:

  1. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.
  2. Careless and irresponsible.
  3. not fit to assume responsibility
  4. generally incompetent and ineffectual