Definition of unthriftiness in US English:

unthriftiness

noun

  • See unthrifty

    • ‘The effects of internal parasites range from a dull haircoat and unthriftiness to colic and death.’
    • ‘Mild cobalt deficiency is easily confused with unthriftiness caused by underfeeding, heavy worm burdens or selenium-responsive illthrift.’
    • ‘Other signs would be general unthriftiness, rough hair coat, labored breathing, and elevated heart rate.’
    • ‘Acute intestinal coccidiosis results in unthriftiness, diarrhea and considerable mortality.’
    • ‘The premature changing to a less costly diet may be economically appealing but can cause unthriftiness and poor pig uniformity.’