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  •  Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.  [1913 Webster]
    "In wilderness and wasteful desert strayed."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Lavish; profuse; prodigal; extravagant.


wasteful, adj.
1 extravagant.
2 causing or showing waste.

wastefully adj. wastefulness n.



baneful, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating, destroying, destructive, devastating, disastrous, dissipative, doomful, easy come, easy go, extravagant, fatal, fateful, fratricidal, incontinent, intemperate, internecine, lavish, nihilist, nihilistic, overgenerous, overlavish, overliberal, penny-wise and pound-foolish, pound-foolish, prodigal, profligate, profuse, ravaging, ruining, ruinous, self-destructive, spendthrift, subversionary, subversive, suicidal, vandalic, vandalish, vandalistic, wasting, withering




N waste, consumption, expenditure, exhaustion, dispersion, ebb, leakage, loss, wear and tear, waste, prodigality, misuse, wasting, rubbish, mountain in labor, wasted, at a low ebb, wasteful, penny wise and pound foolish, magno conatu magnas nugas, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, idly busy rolls their world away.


N prodigality, prodigence, unthriftiness, waste, profusion, profuseness, extravagance, squandering, malversation, prodigal, spendthrift, waste thrift, losel, squanderer, locust, high roller, prodigal, profuse, thriftless, unthrifty, improvident, wasteful, losel, extravagant, lavish, dissipated, overliberal, full-handed, penny wise and pound foolish, with an unsparing hand, money burning a hole in one's pocket, amor nummi, facile largiri de alieno, wie gewonnen so zerronnen, les fous font les festins et les sages les mangent, spendthrift alike of money and of wit, squandering wealth was his peculiar art.

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