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wasteful

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adjective waste·ful \ˈwāst-fəl\

Simple Definition of wasteful

  • : using more of something than is needed : causing something valuable to be wasted

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wasteful

  1. :  given to or marked by waste :  lavish, prodigal

wastefully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

wastefulness

noun

Examples of wasteful in a sentence

  1. a wasteful use of natural resources

  2. a careless and wasteful person

  3. We must eliminate wasteful expenditures.



14th Century

First Known Use of wasteful

14th century


WASTEFUL Defined for Kids

wasteful

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adjective waste·ful \ˈwāst-fəl\

Definition of wasteful for Students

  1. :  spending or using in a careless or foolish way

wastefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

wastefulness

noun




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