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
Whereas opponents Chelsea are sitting inside the top four after coming back from 2-1 down against a wasteful Watford to clinch a 4-2 victory.
The latest revelations about the health authority could give new political ammunition to opponents of Obamacare, who characterize it as a wasteful program the country can't afford.
The group offers $1,000 rewards to whistleblowers with evidence of animal abuse or wasteful spending at VA dog labs.
Nor is this an endorsement of wasteful government spending.
Democrats said that Republicans elected to Congress on a platform of ending wasteful government spending were being hypocrites in the budget vote.
Defense attorneys have sought to portray Menendez as motivated not by a desire to do personal favors for Melgen but by a concern that Medicare’s reimbursement policies were inconsistent and financially wasteful.
His actions lead us down the now common path of wasteful, unscientific, hypocritical actions by Trump appointees.
Iraq’s irrigation methods are often wasteful, and the equipment tends to be rickety.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wasteful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of wasteful
Synonymsextravagant, high-rolling, profligate, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty, prodigal
Antonymsconserving, economical, economizing, frugal, penny-pinching, scrimping, skimping, thrifty
Related Wordsimprovident, myopic, shortsighted; bighearted, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, freehearted, generous, lavish, liberal, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, philanthropic (also philanthropical), unselfish, unsparing, unstinting; careless, heedless, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, unwise; indulgent, reckless, self-indulgent, splurging, wanton
Near Antonymscheap, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, pinching, spare, sparing, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted; careful, judicious, prudent, sensible, wise; farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughtful, provident
WASTEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
WASTEFUL Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up wasteful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).