From un- + worksome. Compare German unwirksam (“ineffective, useless”), Swedish overksam (“inactive, passive, ineffective”).
unworksome (comparative more unworksome, superlative most unworksome)
- 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.