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Synonyms for wasteful
ˈweɪst fəlwaste·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wasteful

    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. wastefuladjective

    destructive, ruinous

  2. wastefuladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wastefuladjective

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

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  1. Evan Hollander:

    The President's authority in this area is intended for wars and genuine national emergencies, asserting this authority to build a wasteful wall is legally dubious and would likely invite a court challenge.


    Action without proper intellect is harmful but Intellect without proper action is wasteful and Life without proper intellect and proper action is painful.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame.

  4. Dan Quayle:

    What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

  5. Margaret Mulkerrin:

    The American Jobs Plan is designed to expand economic opportunity in every single community across the country, including those at our Northern and Southern border by improving roads, bridges, rail, sea and land ports and creating good paying jobs here at home, this proposal is a starting point and we will continue listening to and working with Members on both sides of the aisle to develop infrastructure legislation. House Democrats are committed to advancing needed infrastructure improvements that do not include wasteful spending and uphold our values.

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