Related formsshift·less·ly, adverbshift·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for shiftless
A self-review of “Shiftless When Idle”: title—good; song—kinda.The Return of the Replacements: Here Comes a Regular|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Third, he wants to turn America into a Euro-paradise for the shiftless and unmotivated.
The other side can't stand the idea of taking wealth from hard-working Us to shiftless and lazy Them.
In all work the shiftless methods of an older generation still survived.The Colonel's Dream|Charles W. Chesnutt
Henry and the shiftless one looked each other squarely in the face.The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
And the cheek of him, poor and shiftless, to think about Nell.Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Most of the people laughed, and the shiftless one continued with random, cheery talk, helping Paul to hearten them.The Forest Runners|Joseph A. Altsheler
Henry and the shiftless one certainly enjoyed the surprise of their comrades who stood staring.The Free Rangers|Joseph A. Altsheler