Examples of wasteful in a Sentence
a wasteful use of natural resources
a careless and wasteful person
We must eliminate wasteful expenditures.
Recent Examples of wasteful from the Web
His latest ad bemoaning wasteful spending doesn’t mention his party affiliation.
Lawmakers reached a deal Friday to place a long-term spending cap on Louisiana's film tax credit program, which is both derided as wasteful and championed as an economic driver.
Mr. Mulvaney, 49, attributes his concerns over wasteful spending to his upbringing.
Pontificating about who has or hasn�t made a phone call is merely a wasteful distraction.
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First Known Use of wasteful
WASTEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wasteful for English Language Learners
: using more of something than is needed : causing something valuable to be wasted
WASTEFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of wasteful for Students
: spending or using in a careless or foolish way
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