How awful is it that I’ve come across the word “feckless” in reading material pretty much my entire life but never bothered to look up its meaning. I relied on context to get close to the definition, but it’s being bandied about so much in our current political environment that I decided to pin it down and see what Mr. Webster says.
Feckless, rhymes with reckless, but given a choice I’d rather be the latter
At least reckless implies action, foolhardy though it may be
While feckless, ah, that milquetoast adjective, describes a dearth of
Initiative, a failure of character. In a word, Congress.