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Synonyms for wasteful
ˈweɪst fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uneconomical, wasteful(adj)

    inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

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

    Synonyms:
    uneconomical, uneconomic

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

  2. wasteful(adj)

    tending to squander and waste

    Synonyms:
    uneconomical

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

  3. wasteful(adj)

    laying waste

    "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    uneconomical

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wasteful

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wasteful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    destructive, ruinous

  2. wasteful(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wasteful(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wasteful":

    profligate, uneconomical, uneconomic, wastage, extravagant, unnecessary, anti-economic, useless

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#4110liberal
#9248generous
#9462unnecessary
#10226useless
#33219bountiful
#34015extravagant
#38056wasteful
#43675prodigal
#60362wastage
#100309uneconomic
#107022profligate
#130321uneconomical
#241485munificent

How to use wasteful in a sentence?

  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.

  2. Hiroaki Mochida:

    The costs of maintaining extra inventory, or the view that extra inventory may be wasteful are considered to be reasons not to hold more stock.

  3. Ben Sheats:

    Part of the foundation of this company is that entertainment can be so much more than just a passive experience, we have these very fancy devices in our pockets that we use every day and just using them as a display screen seems wasteful.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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