feck No entry found in Merriam Webster -- or
any other dictionary. No entry found for feckful,
either. Only feckless, adjective, Scots, from feck
effect, majority, from Middle English fek, alteration
of Middle English effect, 1585: 1. weak, ineffective,
2. irresponsible, worthless.
like to disparage their opponents as feckless. Presumably they think
of themselves as being the opposite of feckless, but English does not give
them a direct obverse for doing so.
Sense 1. Their policy is feckless (weak, ineffective); ours is feckful (strong, effective).A feckless idea must have no feck at all. I've had plenty of them (see track record), but I hope the people I care about do not consider me to be feckless -- a person totally devoid of feck. To that end, without saying so explicitly, I keep trying to prove that I am full of feck.
EPILOG: When next I am faced with naming needs, I may become tempted beyond my powers to resist...