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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 Antonyms

  1. squander

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. squander

    waste, dissipate, spend wastefully

    save, conserve, be frugal

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. squanderverb

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Dana Gunders:

    Too many people around the world are going hungry for us to be throwing away as much as we do, world resources — from water to land and energy — are too scarce to squander them on growing and transporting food that will never be eaten. To meet this ambitious new goal, we need everyone who grows, serves and eats food to do their part to ensure a steady global food supply into the future.

  3. Todd Fithian:

    I've seen people with very little to give do things in an extremely meaningful way, and I've seen people with $1 billion, squander it and fail.

  4. 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.

  5. John Gay:

    Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?

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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