HyperDic: wasteful

English > 3 senses of the word wasteful:
ADJECTIVEallwasteful, uneconomicalinefficient in use of time and effort and materials
allwastefultending to squander and waste
allwastefullaying waste
wasteful > pronunciation
Soundswey'stfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > wasteful: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginefficient in use of time and effort and materials.
Examples
  • "a clumsy and wasteful process"
  • "wasteful duplication of effort"
Synonymuneconomical
Broaderinefficientnot producing desired results
Spanishderrochador, despilfarrador, dispendioso, pródigo
Nounswastefulnessuseless or profitless activity
English > wasteful: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtending to squander and waste.
Narrowerextravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthriftrecklessly wasteful
pound-foolishunwise in dealing with large sums
uneconomical, uneconomicwasteful of resources
See alsoimprovidentnot provident / provident
OppositethriftyCareful and diligent in the use of resources
Spanishderrochador, derrochar, pródigo
Nounswastefulnessthe trait of wasting resources
Adverbswastefullyto a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree
English > wasteful: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglaying waste.
Example"when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare
BroaderdestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
Spanishderrochador, despilfarrador
Nounswastefulnessuseless or profitless activity

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