thriftless


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reckless, especially in the use of material resources

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careless of the future

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Representations of the girls depict them as thriftless and incessant talkers who are unreasonable.
It describes the farmer Bathsheba Everdene, her life and relationships - especially with her lonely neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak and the thriftless soldier Sergeant Troy.
In her 1920 book Radiant Motherhood, Stopes condemned a society that "allows the diseased, the racially negligent, the thriftless, the careless, the feeble-minded, the very lowest and worst members of the community, to produce innumerable tens of thousands of stunted, warped, and inferior infants."
Shall we say that they are improvident, thriftless, intemperate?
These dynamics can take the form of overt infighting for the family's resources, or more subtly, incentives for thriftless, extravagant, and wasteful lifestyles.
Dolphin Living chief executive Jon Gooding's statement that 'we want to become another Peabody or Guinness' points to what may be in store for aspiring tenants.18 As we have seen, these bodies had in common a desire to house the striving, industrious poor, all the while maintaining a strict distinction between them and their idle, thriftless, and mendicant brethren.
Jehoiakim, a thriftless ruler, spent money building a lavish palace instead of bettering public welfare (Jer.
society allows the diseased, the racially negligent, the thriftless, the careless, the feeble-minded, the lowest and very worst members of the community, to produce innumerable tens of thousands of stunted, warped and inferior infants."
While one 'thriftless' tribe he encounters are condemned to 'eke out a wretched subsistence from the wild roots, nuts and berries that are found in the forest', du Chaillu is simply unable to consume what they consume, stating bluntly of a palm nut that served as a staple, 'I could never eat it' (45-6).
"In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person.
For example, Fox shows how white officials contorted themselves to explain why "thriftless, lazy, unreliable, sexually amoral and intellectually inferior." (119) African Americans were the group actually least likely to receive relief.
Although much blame for the crisis was put on thriftless government spending (including supposedly too generous spending on social security and public welfare) in public discourse, as a matter of fact public finances in most of today's crisis countries (with Greece and Italy as major exceptions) were broadly okay before the outbreak of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and deteriorated after its outbreak.