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1. wasteful

adjective. ['ˈweɪstfəl'] inefficient in use of time and effort and materials.

Synonyms

  • inefficient

Antonyms

  • moral
  • restrained

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • waste (English)
  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Wasteful

  • distasteful
  • tasteful

Example sentences of the word wasteful


1. Adjective
However, they also have a taste for the finer things in life which could lead to wasteful spending.

Quotes containing the word wasteful


1. Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

2. Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

2. wasteful

adjective. ['ˈweɪstfəl'] laying waste.

Antonyms

  • prudent

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • waste (English)
  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. wasteful

adjective. ['ˈweɪstfəl'] tending to squander and waste.

Synonyms

  • improvident
  • pound-foolish
  • uneconomic
  • prodigal
  • profligate
  • extravagant
  • spendthrift

Antonyms

  • thrifty
  • competent
  • effective
  • harmless

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • waste (English)
  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
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