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Synonyms for wastefulness
waste·ful·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wastefulness

    Excess is more than enough of anything, and, since this in very many cases indicates a lack either of judgment or of self-control, the word is used frequently in an unfavorable sense. Careless expenditure in excess of income is extravagance; we may have also extravagance of language, professions, etc. As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others. Overplus and superabundance denote in the main a satisfactory, and superfluity an undesirable, excess; lavishness and profusion, a generous, bountiful, or amiable excess; as, a profusion of fair hair; lavishness of hospitality. Surplus is neutral, having none of the unfavorable meaning that often attaches to excess; a surplus is that which remains over after all demands are met. Redundance or redundancy refers chiefly to literary style, denoting an excess of words or matter. Excess in the moral sense is expressed by dissipation, prodigality, intemperance, etc.

    Synonyms:
    dissipation, excess, exorbitance, extravagance, intemperance, lavishness, overplus, prodigality, profusion, redundance, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surplus, waste

    Antonyms:
    dearth, defect, deficiency, destitution, economy, failure, frugality, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, need, poverty, scantiness, shortcoming, want

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thriftlessness, waste, wastefulnessnoun

    the trait of wasting resources

    "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

    Synonyms:
    waste product, thriftlessness, waste matter, barren, wasteland, waste material, dissipation, permissive waste, waste

  2. waste, wastefulness, dissipationnoun

    useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

    "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

    Synonyms:
    waste product, thriftlessness, licentiousness, barren, permissive waste, dissolution, profligacy, wasteland, looseness, waste matter, dissipation, waste material, waste

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  1. List of paraphrases for "wastefulness":

    wastage, waste, wasting

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#4133excess
#7783surplus
#14415wasting
#16133redundancy
#17507dissolution
#24547barren
#25972dissipation
#29478wasteland
#56214profusion
#59392extravagance
#60362wastage
#112127intemperance
#120029looseness
#160707licentiousness
#176964profligacy
#217114superfluity
#243467wastefulness
#260290superabundance
#284758prodigality
#316834lavishness

How to use wastefulness in a sentence?

  1. Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford:

    Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness.

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