misspent; wasted. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ill-spent

Historical Examples of ill-spent

  • The wicked deeds of an ill-spent life were rising before them.

    Ran Away to Sea

    Mayne Reid

  • I went home feeling that my evening had been ill-spent, and yet I was not sure.

    The Passion for Life

    Joseph Hocking

  • The morning that you gave to one of the most typical of the towers has not been ill-spent.

  • The memory of all that ill-spent time in the Venusburg rushed upon him.

    Great Opera Stories

    Millicent Schwab Bender

  • Negatur; unless the man's life has been ill-spent—which, by the by, it generally has.