What does wasteful mean?

Definitions for wasteful
ˈweɪst fəlwaste·ful

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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

How to pronounce wasteful?

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How to say wasteful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wasteful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wasteful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wasteful in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I will also cancel all wasteful climate change spending from Obama/Clinton.

  2. Robert Paterson:

    To have it all fragmented from city to city is really problematic and very wasteful.

  3. Anthony Bourdain:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Oluseun Onigbinde:

    This was really depressing when we expected that this should be a total shift from the wasteful culture that we had in the past.

Images & Illustrations of wasteful

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