Definitions for wastefulˈweɪst fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waste•fulˈweɪst fəl(adj.)

  1. given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure:

    a wasteful way of living.

  2. grossly extravagant; prodigal:

    a wasteful party.

  3. devastating or destructive:

    wasteful war.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uneconomical, wasteful(adj)

    inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

    "a clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"

  2. wasteful(adj)

    tending to squander and waste

  3. wasteful(adj)

    laying waste

    "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wasteful(adjective)ˈweɪst fəl

    using too much of sth

    wasteful spending of tax money

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wasteful(adj)

    full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses

  2. Wasteful(adj)

    expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition

  3. Wasteful(adj)

    waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled

Anagrams of wasteful

  1. awfulest

Translations for wasteful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


involving or causing waste

Throwing away that bread is wasteful.

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