unworksome

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From un- +‎ worksome. Compare German unwirksam (ineffective, useless), Swedish overksam (inactive, passive, ineffective).

AdjectiveEdit

unworksome (comparative more unworksome, superlative most unworksome)

  1. Not worksome; not diligent or work-intensive.
    • 1859, William Barnes, Views of labour and gold - Page 8:
      [] but then, again, the accumulation of much capital with fathers will tend to kill a lively piety of thankfulness in their children, and sometimes make them unworksome and vicious spendthrifts.

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