waster


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wast·er

 (wā′stər)
n.
1. One that wastes: a waster of time; a waster of money.
2. One that lays waste; a destroyer: a waster of enemy cities.

waster

(ˈweɪstə)
n
1. a person or thing that wastes
2. a ne'er-do-well; wastrel
3. (Commerce) an article spoiled in manufacture

wast•er

(ˈweɪ stər)

n.
1. a person or thing that wastes money, etc.
2. a destroyer; ruiner.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French wastere, wastour (see -or2)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waster - someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
prodigal, squanderer, profligate - a recklessly extravagant consumer
2.waster - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste towaster - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property

waster

noun layabout, loser, good-for-nothing, shirker, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), drone, loafer, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, ne'er-do-well, wastrel, malingerer, saddo (Brit. slang), bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal) His brother is just a useless waster.

waster

noun
A person who spends money or resources wastefully:
Translations

waster

[ˈweɪstəʳ] N
1. (= good-for-nothing) → gandul mf
2. (= spendthrift) → derrochador(a) m/f

waster

[ˈweɪstər] nbon(ne) m/f à rien

waster

n
Verschwender(in) m(f); it’s a real time-/money-wasterdas ist wirklich Zeit-/Geldverschwendung; she’s a terrible waster of electricitysie verschwendet schrecklich viel Strom
(= good-for-nothing)Taugenichts m

waster

[ˈweɪstəʳ] n (good-for-nothing) → perdigiorno m/f; (spendthrift) → sprecone/a
References in classic literature ?
Now the son of Tydeus was in pursuit of the Cyprian goddess, spear in hand, for he knew her to be feeble and not one of those goddesses that can lord it among men in battle like Minerva or Enyo the waster of cities, and when at last after a long chase he caught her up, he flew at her and thrust his spear into the flesh of her delicate hand.
In America we should call him a pretty fair specimen of a waster.
It shall never be said, whilst I am bailiff of Southampton, that any waster, riever, draw-latch or murtherer came scathless away from me and my posse.
There was no discussion that French Frank was a waster.
Thanks to an enduring catalogue of familiar jokes, and also the more recent talents of local actor Peter Peverley whose well-known tribute show to the late comedian is uncannily accurate, the self-styled Little Waster is lodged in the region's memory.
AMBULANCE staff are urging people not to be a time waster this winter by only calling 999 in a genuine emergency.
IAN MURRAY insists Garry O'Connor isn't a wayward waster - and is backing the striker to continue cracking in the goals for Hibs.
Procedures are recommended for waster characterization, in-situ measurements, and laboratory testing.
He said the amount would be spent on development schemes including provision of potable water, sewerage system, construction of roads and solid waster management.
Sometimes you want to use an actual pen and paper to jot down notes and brilliant thoughts, but without being accused a paper waster.
Waster Ross Salmon has been saved from being broken up by a management buyout worth 1.
A blackwater treatment plant reconditions waster water, electricity is produced on site by micro-turbine co-generation, and photovoltaic panels promote resource conservation.