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wastefulness

noun

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  1. the quality or fact of being free or wasteful in the expenditure of money <considering he has a family, his wastefulness is downright irresponsible> Synonyms extravagancy, lavishness, prodigality, profusion, extravaganceRelated Words conspicuous consumption, splurge; bountifulness, generosity, liberality; improvidence, squandering; indulgence, overindulgence, self-indulgence; excess, immoderacy, overkillNear Antonyms austerity, moderation, restraint, temperanceAntonyms economy, frugality, penny-pinching




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