Definitions for wasteful
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inefficient in use of time and effort and materials
"a clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"
tending to squander and waste
"when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: waste and full.
The folly of man
Let in these wasteful furies. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper light
To seek the beauteous eye of heav’n to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. William Shakespeare, K. John.
In such cases they set them off more with wit and activity, than with costly and wasteful expences. Francis Bacon.
How has kind heav’n adorn’d the happy land,
And scatter’d blessings with a wasteful hand! Addison.
In wilderness and wasteful desarts stray’d,
To seek her knight. Fairy Queen.
Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild. John Milton.
Waste (or wastes) are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use. A by-product, by contrast is a joint product of relatively minor economic value. A waste product may become a by-product, joint product or resource through an invention that raises a waste product's value above zero. Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.
Wasteful refers to the act of using or expending resources, time, or energy recklessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose. It can also describe something that is not used, consumed or applied wisely or fully, typically leading to unnecessary loss or excess.
full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses
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
waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled
The numerical value of wasteful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wasteful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Do not force to be a victor always, learn to gain more when you lose in every situation. Failure is a great guidance which no one can afford you because it normally wasteful and painful.
The show confirms their worst suspicions—that Americans are fat, lazy, slothful, [and] wasteful.
Nine months ago, I pledged if elected I would work to end wasteful Congressional perks. Today, I'm following through on that promise, it's a commonsense idea that Republicans and Democrats can both agree on: members of Congress shouldn't be able to charge taxpayers for first-class airfare or long-term personal car leases.
Action without proper intellect is harmful but Intellect without proper action is wasteful and Life without proper intellect and proper action is painful.
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