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wasteful

[ weyst-fuhl ]
/ ˈweɪst fəl /
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adjective
given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure: wasteful methods; a wasteful way of life.
grossly extravagant; prodigal: a wasteful party.
devastating or destructive: wasteful war.
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Origin of wasteful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at waste, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for wasteful

wasteful
/ (ˈweɪstfʊl) /

adjective
tending to waste or squander; extravagant
causing waste, destruction, or devastation

Derived forms of wasteful

wastefully, adverbwastefulness, noun
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