wasteful

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wastful; equivalent to waste +‎ -ful.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈweɪstfəl/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪstfəl

AdjectiveEdit

wasteful (comparative more wasteful, superlative most wasteful)

  1. Inclined to waste or squander money or resources.
    Synonyms: prodigal, profligate
    Antonym: unwasteful
  2. (obsolete) Uninhabited, desolate.

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