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Synonyms for wasted
ˈweɪ stɪdwast·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wastedadjective

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    Synonyms:
    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, superfluous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, insensible, haggard, senseless, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, pointless, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

    Antonyms:
    fat, valuable, found

  2. squandered, wastedadjective

    not used to good advantage

    "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort"

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, bony, haggard, atrophied, skeletal, cadaverous, emaciated, otiose, pointless, senseless, diminished, gaunt, squandered, purposeless, pinched

    Antonyms:
    fat, found, valuable

  3. atrophied, wasted, diminishedadjective

    (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

    "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"

    Synonyms:
    pinched, senseless, otiose, diminished, atrophied, gaunt, squandered, purposeless, lessened, superfluous, skeletal, emaciated, vitiated, haggard, belittled, cadaverous, weakened, small, bony, pointless

    Antonyms:
    found, valuable, fat

  4. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

    Synonyms:
    pinched, haggard, atrophied, in straitened circumstances(p), boney, osteal, diminished, drawn, nasal, senseless, gaunt, adenoidal, squandered, purposeless, penurious, hard up, otiose, penniless, osseous, superfluous, skeletal, cadaveric, cadaverous, careworn, raddled, bony, impecunious, worn, emaciated, pointless

    Antonyms:
    valuable, fat, found

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wasted":

    squandered, lost, missed, ruined, frittered, stoned, drunk

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#14236fragile
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#17833diminished
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#18688mindless
#21933weakened
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#26975futile
#28403stoned
#31681haggard
#32523frail
#33192diseased
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#40094bony
#44199fainting
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#45025pinched
#48311lessened
#49528gaunt
#53805unsound
#54883squandered
#61666ineffectual
#75520penniless
#80300indolent
#89296emaciated
#101823witless
#102330insensible
#109464unavailing
#112633osseous
#114369cadaveric
#114767slothful
#118122supernumerary
#133788belittled
#148311purposeless
#149128atrophied
#155827vitiated
#194565cadaverous
#226134frittered
#268536impecunious
#302251careworn
#313943penurious

How to use wasted in a sentence?

  1. Jeremy Snyder:

    Previous research has shown that crowdfunding is being used for unproven stem cell interventions and alternative cancer interventions. This paper builds on that research by confirming the existence these areas of concern and also demonstrating that this problematic fundraising is going on for HBOT for brain injury and antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease, the public should know that their money may be wasted on ineffective treatments or even used for dangerous interventions that could harm the health of those they are seeking to help. If their aim is to help others, there are a variety of well run, science-based charities that very effectively help those in medical need.

  2. Nicolas Sarkozy:

    We must be merciless, the legal quibbling, precautions and pretexts for insufficient action are not acceptable. I demand that the government implement without delay the proposals we presented months ago. There is no more time to be wasted.

  3. David Jordan:

    This is not needed. It's a waste of time, Michael McLendon time and mine. I know there are people out there who got fear but as a good senator Michael McLendon can relay to them that there is no basis for it, it is sad that we have wasted so much time on something that's not even necessary.

  4. Patricia Deesy:

    People would actually break into the containers and steal the wasted meds and syringes and use them.

  5. Philip Breedlove:

    In the past they have not wasted their effort.


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