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wasteful

[weyst-fuh l] /ˈweɪst fəl/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure:
wasteful methods; a wasteful way of life.
2.
grossly extravagant; prodigal:
a wasteful party.
3.
devastating or destructive:
wasteful war.
Origin of wasteful
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at waste, -ful
Related forms
wastefully, adverb
wastefulness, noun
unwasteful, adjective
unwastefully, adverb
unwastefulness, noun
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wasteful

/ˈweɪstfʊl/
adjective
1.
tending to waste or squander; extravagant
2.
causing waste, destruction, or devastation
Derived Forms
wastefully, adverb
wastefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wastefulness

wasteful

adj.

14c., from waste (n.) + -ful. Related: Wastefully; wastefulness.

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