Definitions for wastefulˈweɪst fəl

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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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anthony Bourdain:

    The show confirms their worst suspicions—that Americans are fat, lazy, slothful, [and] wasteful.

  2. Dan Quayle:

    What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

  3. Evangelist Franklin Graham:

    Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week, and to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood!

  4. TLHAKA TLHANKANE:

    Action without proper intellect is harmful but Intellect without proper action is wasteful and Life without proper intellect and proper action is painful.

  5. Marilyn Ferguson:

    The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.


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