wasteful

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adjective waste·ful \ˈwāst-fəl\

Definition of wasteful

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

wastefully

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wastefulness

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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 English Language Learners

wasteful

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adjective waste·ful \ˈwāst-fəl\

Definition of wasteful for English Language Learners

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


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

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