misspent


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mis·spend

 (mĭs-spĕnd′)
tr.v. mis·spent (-spĕnt′), mis·spend·ing, mis·spends
To spend improperly or extravagantly; squander: misspent the funds; misspent their youth.

misspent

(ˌmɪsˈspɛnt)
adj
not used profitably or wiselythe period when one is young and spend's one's time doing foolish, bad, or frivolous things
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misspent

[ˌmɪsˈspent] ADJ a misspent youthuna juventud malgastada or desperdiciada

misspent

[ˌmɪsˈspɛnt] adj
his misspent youth → sa folle jeunesse

misspent

adjvergeudet, verschwendet; I regret my misspent youthich bedaure es, in meiner Jugend so ein liederliches Leben geführt zu haben; (= wasted youth)ich bedaure es, meine Jugend so vergeudet or vertan zu haben

misspent

[ˈmɪsˌspɛnt] adj his misspent youthla sua gioventù dissoluta
References in classic literature ?
If your business necessitated your seeing "the House," you were put into a species of Condemned Hold at the back, where you meditated on a misspent life, until the House came with its bands in its pockets, and you could hardly blink at it in the dismal twilight.
They, in their different homes, and their different ways, might be looking back on it with pleasure; but in her view it was a morning more completely misspent, more totally bare of rational satisfaction at the time, and more to be abhorred in recollection, than any she had ever passed.
Still, her education and habits triumphed, and she would not commend what she regarded as ingenuity misspent, and tasteless, because senseless, luxury.
So, alternately beating and beaten, they made their dolorous way through the beautiful woods and under the amber arches of the fading beech-trees, where the calm strength and majesty of Nature might serve to rebuke the foolish energies and misspent strivings of mankind.
In many ways his was a misspent life "at once unfinished and a ruin.
Look back upon a dreadful misspent life, and ask thyself what thou hast NOT done?
But to the fevered head on which that cool air blew, it seemed to come laden with remorse for time misspent and countless opportunities neglected.
And I think that your time will not be misspent, for there are points about the case which promise to make it an absolutely unique one.
Mad with excitement as I was, ruined, dishonored, and now finally determined to make an end of my misspent life, my only surprise to this day is that I did not do so then and there.
Summary: New research suggests it's possible to turn back the clock on a misspent youth
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UKIP need to pay this money back and apologise to the millions of British taxpayers whose money they misspent on misleading propaganda.