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wasteful

adjective waste·ful \ˈwāst-fəl\

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

Full Definition of WASTEFUL

:  given to or marked by waste :  lavish, prodigal
waste·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
waste·ful·ness noun

Examples of WASTEFUL

  1. a wasteful use of natural resources
  2. a careless and wasteful person
  3. We must eliminate wasteful expenditures.

First Known Use of WASTEFUL

14th century

Rhymes with WASTEFUL

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