Definition of shiftlessly in US English:

shiftlessly

adverb

  • See shiftless

    • ‘As a mid-level bureaucrat in the provincial civil service, ‘I was aimlessly and shiftlessly moving along in my life working for the province,’ he recalls.’
    • ‘I've come to the realization that I more or less float shiftlessly from one idea or desire to the next.’
    • ‘I also mentioned how much fun it would be to gut James, who was lounging shiftlessly in the corner, within earshot.’
    • ‘His characters tend to be laid back and fairly at ease, meandering shiftlessly and still accomplishing something.’

Pronunciation

shiftlessly

/ˈʃɪf(t)ləsli//ˈSHif(t)ləslē/