without thrift; improvident; wasteful.
Archaic. useless or pointless.

Origin of thriftless

1350–1400; Middle English: unsuccessful. See thrift, -less
Related formsthrift·less·ly, adverbthrift·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thriftless

Historical Examples of thriftless

  • It was a thriftless old door, such as bachelors kept, she murmured.


    W. A. Fraser

  • They were intemperate and thriftless, and passed the voyage in disorder.

  • He charges him with being deficient in business management and thriftless.


    Calvin Elliott

  • Not a word is left unsaid that can flatter the criminal or encourage the thriftless.

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley

  • "We have all been thriftless and careless, my lady," he said.

    The Rake's Progress

    Marjorie Bowen