wastefulness


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Related to wastefulness: prodigality, refuse to allow

waste·ful

 (wāst′fəl)
adj.
Marked by or inclined to waste; extravagant.

waste′ful·ly adv.
waste′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastefulness - the trait of wasting resourceswastefulness - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
2.wastefulness - useless or profitless activitywastefulness - 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"
boondoggle - work of little or no value done merely to look busy
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
waste of effort, waste of energy - a useless effort
waste of material - a useless consumption of material
waste of money - money spent for inadequate return; "the senator said that the project was a waste of money"
waste of time - the devotion of time to a useless activity; "the waste of time could prove fatal"
squandering - spending resources lavishly and wastefully; "more wasteful than the squandering of time"

wastefulness

noun
Translations
إضاعَه، تَبْذير
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eyîslusemi
israfziyankârlık

wastefulness

[ˈweɪstfʊlnɪs] N [of war] → desperdicio m; [of system] → derroche m, despilfarro m; [of person] → falta f de economía, prodigalidad f

wastefulness

n (of person)verschwenderische Art; (in method, organization, of process etc) → Unwirtschaftlichkeit f, → Aufwendigkeit f, → Aufwändigkeit f; throwing it away is sheer wastefulnesses ist reine Verschwendung, das wegzuwerfen; somebody’s wastefulness with something/in doing somethingjds verschwenderische Art, mit etw umzugehen/etw zu machen; the wastefulness of the government’s expenditure in the field of educationdie Verschwendung, die die Regierung auf dem Gebiet des Bildungswesens betreibt

wastefulness

[ˈweɪstfʊlnɪs] n (of person) → prodigalità; (of process) → spreco, dispendio

waste

(weist) verb
to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way. You're wasting my time with all these stupid questions.
noun
1. material which is or has been made useless. industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material.
2. (the) act of wasting. That was a waste of an opportunity.
3. a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice etc. the Arctic wastes.
ˈwastage (-tidʒ) noun
loss by wasting; the amount wasted. Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage.
ˈwasteful adjective
involving or causing waste. Throwing away that bread is wasteful.
ˈwastefully adverb
ˈwastefulness noun
waste paper
paper which is thrown away as not being useful. Offices usually have a great deal of waste paper.
wastepaper basket (ˈweispeipə)
a basket or other (small) container for waste paper. Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket.
waste pipe (ˈweispaip)
a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink etc. The kitchen waste pipe is blocked.
waste away
to decay; to lose weight, strength and health etc. He is wasting away because he has a terrible disease.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Ophelia had just the capability of indignation that belongs to the thorough-paced housekeeper, and this had been pretty actively roused by the artifice and wastefulness of the child; in fact, many of my lady readers must own that they should have felt just so in her circumstances; but Marie's words went beyond her, and she felt less heat.
There was never any failures, nor lawing, nor wastefulness in our family, nor dying without wills "
I shall never allow people to talk before me about wastefulness and profligacy, and so forth, in connexion with that life, any more.
It has lifted the farmer above the wastefulness of being his own errand-boy.
The wastefulness of the settlers with the noble trees of this country is shocking, Monsieur Le Quoi, as doubt less you have noticed.
says he, falling again to smiling, "I got my wastefulness from the same man I got the buttons from; and that was my poor father, Duncan Stewart, grace be to him
At one time also he largely devoted his efforts to a partly successful attack on the wastefulness and corruption of the government; and his generous effort to secure just treatment of Ireland and the Catholics was pushed so far as to result in the loss of his seat as member of Parliament from Bristol.
You understand," he said, "that in a society dominated by the fact of commercial competition, money is necessarily the test of prowess, and wastefulness the sole criterion of power.
I am obliged,' continued Madame Mantalini, 'since our late misfortunes, to pay Miss Knag a great deal of money for having her name in the business, and I really cannot afford to encourage him in all his wastefulness.
About 870 million people go hungry daily, while the world indulges in such wastefulness.
The manager says Sterling needs to improve his finishing and, although they've scored 101 goals in all competitions this term, claims City's wastefulness could cost them in the Champions League and cups.
BEN DUCKETT continues to feel the pain of his boozy wastefulness after he was axed from the England Lions squad to tour the West Indies.