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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.
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waster

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

noun
A person who spends money or resources wastefully:
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Translations

waster

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

[ˈweɪstər] nbon(ne) m/f à rien
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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
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waster

[ˈweɪstəʳ] n (good-for-nothing) → perdigiorno m/f; (spendthrift) → sprecone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
'Gluttonous wasters' are there, lazy beggars, lying pilgrims, corrupt friars and pardoners, venal lawyers, and, with a lively touch of realistic humour, cooks and their 'knaves' crying, 'Hot pies!' But a sane balance is preserved--there are also worthy people, faithful laborers, honest merchants, and sincere priests and monks.
There was no discussion that French Frank was a waster.
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.
Imogen Destiny Eagles There wouldn't be such long waiting times if it wasn't for time wasters. Had a lady at A&E wanting her blood pressure checked.
A Labour candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner has been accused of having "no idea what the law is" after promising a "war on wasters".
HOSPITAL chiefs have slammed time wasters who turn up at A&E with bizarre complaints.
The tactics included time wasters (never allow shortcuts to expedite decisions, speechify whenever possible and illustrate your points with long anecdotes), efficiency corrupters (bring up irrelevant issues as often as possible and haggle over the wording of communications) and other techniques to stymie productivity.
AMERICANS won't like it, but the blueprint for a large part of their heritage was drawn by a group of ne'er do wells known as the Lye Wasters.
Spending time with these wasters (playing obnoxious versions of themselves) shouldn't be this much fun.