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Synonyms for squander
ˈskwɒn dərsquan·der

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  1. squanderverb

    waste, splurge, ducks and drakes, throw away

  2. squanderverb

    To waste, lavish, splurge

    throw away, ducks and drakes, waste, splurge

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  1. squander

    disperse, dissipate, divide, parcel, portion, scatter, spend, waste

    accumulate, aggregate, amass, collect, gather, heap up, hoard, hoard up, pile up, store up

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  1. squander

    waste, dissipate, spend wastefully

    save, conserve, be frugal

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. waste, blow, squanderverb

    spend thoughtlessly; throw away

    "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

    rot, swash, gasconade, ravage, botch, neutralise, liquidate, ware, neutralize, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, brag, blow, scourge, burn out, lay waste to, suck, waste, fumble, shove along, flub, fellate, desolate, ball up, bluster, do in, run off, bollocks, macerate, mess up, shove off, louse up, float, gas, bollix, languish, vaunt, screw up, muff, devastate, shoot a line, blow out, emaciate, bollocks up, foul up, pine away, knock off, fluff, drift, bobble, go down on, be adrift, bungle, consume, bollix up, tout, spoil, boast, bodge

  2. consume, squander, waste, wareverb

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

    languish, exhaust, take in, eat up, neutralise, rot, liquidate, ware, neutralize, down, blow, scourge, take, lay waste to, waste, use up, desolate, do in, macerate, ingest, eat, run through, go through, wipe out, ravage, have, devastate, emaciate, pine away, knock off, devour, consume, deplete, run off

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  1. squanderverb

    spend (profusely), lavish, expend, waste, lose, dissipate, run out, throw away, muddle away

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  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing, but if we're going to beat Donald Trump in November, we are going to need huge turnout within our party, and to get that turnout, we will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind. We can't afford to fall into factions. We can't afford to squander our collective power. We will win when we come together.

  3. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:

    We still have a chance to contain it, if we don't, if we squander the opportunity, then there will be a serious problem on our hands.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.

  5. John Mica:

    Congress has been reluctant to give Amtrak the money because they squander it. They don't have a plan that has milestones and can be seriously considered, we're a Third World country when it comes to passenger rail and we need to look at the alternatives out there.

Translations for squander

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  • بددArabic
  • verprassen, vergeuden, verschwendenGerman
  • derrochar, farrear, malbaratar, despilfarrarSpanish
  • سرگردانPersian
  • haaskata, tuhlata, törsätäFinnish
  • dilapider, gaspiller, gâcherFrench
  • לבזבזHebrew
  • 浪費, 乱費, 使い尽くすJapanese
  • helluorLatin
  • whakapauMāori
  • verspillen, verkwanselen, verbrassenDutch
  • ødsleNorwegian
  • расточать, растрачивать, разбазаривать, растранжи́рить, проматывать, промотать, растратить, расточить, транжи́рить, разбазаритьRussian
  • slösaSwedish
  • ufujajiSwahili

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. indifferent
    • B. stringent
    • C. flush
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