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ˈweɪst fəlwaste·ful

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  1. wasteful

    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal

    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, rapacious, sordid, stingy

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  1. uneconomical, wastefuladjective

    inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

    "a clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"

    uneconomical, uneconomic

    constructive, stinting, scotch, frugal, thrifty, economical, penny-wise, saving, sparing, efficient

  2. wastefuladjective

    tending to squander and waste


    penny-wise, saving, sparing, economical, scotch, thrifty, stinting, efficient, constructive, frugal

  3. wastefuladjective

    laying waste

    "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare


    scotch, sparing, economical, saving, constructive, efficient, thrifty, frugal, penny-wise, stinting

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. wastefuladjective

    destructive, ruinous

  2. wastefuladjective

    lavish, prodigal, profuse, extravagant, thriftless, unthrifty, too free, too liberal

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  1. wastefuladjective

    extravagant, prodigal, unthrifty, improvident infrugal, lavish, thriftless

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  1. Marilyn Ferguson:

    The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.

  2. Walter Odisho:

    Think of it as a robot. Because robots are automated they can go through many types of motion that are wasteful. But in order to utilize robots correctly we need to be thoughtful about the movements that their arms make, if we can apply the same thinking( to the factory)... then we can affect the process to a high degree.

  3. Gwen Graham:

    Nine months ago, I pledged if elected I would work to end wasteful Congressional perks. Today, I'm following through on that promise, it's a commonsense idea that Republicans and Democrats can both agree on: members of Congress shouldn't be able to charge taxpayers for first-class airfare or long-term personal car leases.

  4. Evangelist Franklin Graham:

    Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week, and to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood!

  5. Oluseun Onigbinde:

    This was really depressing when we expected that this should be a total shift from the wasteful culture that we had in the past.

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