It’s about time that I stop being feckless and make a post here on this site! I am, like, totally not very responsible.
Feckless [fek-lis] is an adjective that means having no sense of responsibility. Careless. Incompetent. (I’m not incompetent — just busy doing other things . . .)
Oft times, children are feckless when they clean their room or do other chores around the house. (And mother wants to follow beind them doing the job over so it is done right.) Sometimes the general public feel that their elected officials are feckless or irresponsible — especially if they don’t belong to the same political party that you do. A boss may feel that an employee is feckless when the employee is incompetent in his job.
Folks exhibiting road rage are feckless — or irresponsible in their driving. College students on spring break are feckless in that they have no sense of responsibility during their break. A construction worker might feel pressure to get a home built quickly and will do feckless (careless and incompetent) things to cut corners.
If one can be feckless, then can one have feck? One sure can. Feck means worth or value. Your 1959 Chevy Impala convertible has great feck if you collect antique cars. If it’s your main source of transportation, well . . . if it is dependable it may have feck to you. It can also mean quantity or amount.
So there you have it, folks. Feck. Feckless. Try not to be feckless. Remember the saying: “If a job is worth doing, it’s worthh doing well.”