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waste·ful

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

waste′ful·ly adv.
waste′ful·ness n.

wasteful

(ˈweɪstfʊl)
adj
1. tending to waste or squander; extravagant
2. causing waste, destruction, or devastation
ˈwastefully adv
ˈwastefulness n

waste•ful

(ˈweɪst fəl)

adj.
1. given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure: a wasteful way of living.
2. grossly extravagant; prodigal: a wasteful party.
3. devastating or destructive: wasteful war.
[1250–1300]
waste′ful•ly, adv.
waste′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wasteful - inefficient in use of time and effort and materialswasteful - inefficient in use of time and effort and materials; "a clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"
inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
2.wasteful - tending to squander and wastewasteful - tending to squander and waste  
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources
3.wasteful - laying waste; "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

wasteful

wasteful

adjective
Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:
Translations
تَبْذيري، فيه مَضْيَعَه
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eyîslusamur
potraten

wasteful

[ˈweɪstfʊl] ADJ [person] → despilfarrador, derrochador; [process, method] → antieconómico; [expenditure] → pródigo, excesivo
to be wasteful with sthdespilfarrar algo, desperdiciar algo
the government is wasteful of taxpayers' moneyel gobierno despilfarra or derrocha los impuestos de los contribuyentes
war is wasteful of human livesla guerra supone un desperdicio de vidas humanas

wasteful

[ˈweɪstfʊl] adj [person] → qui gaspille; [process] → peu économique
Try to avoid wasteful duplication of effort
BUT Essayez d'éviter de répéter inutilement les efforts.
don't be wasteful → ne gaspille pas
to be wasteful of sth → gaspiller qch
British houses are notoriously wasteful of energy
BUT Les maisons britanniques sont notoires pour les gaspillages d'énergie qu'elles occasionnent.

wasteful

adjverschwenderisch; method, processaufwendig, aufwändig, unwirtschaftlich; expenditureunnütz; leaving all the lights on is a wasteful habites ist Verschwendung, überall Licht brennen zu lassen; to be wasteful with somethingverschwenderisch mit etw umgehen; it is wasteful of effortes ist unnötiger Aufwand; this project is wasteful of our resourcesdieses Projekt ist eine unnütze Vergeudung unserer Ressourcen

wasteful

[ˈweɪstfʊl] adj (person) → sprecone/a; (process) → dispendioso/a
to be wasteful with or of sth → sprecare qc

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.
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