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Definition 1: tending to squander and waste - [adjective denoting all]

(wasteful is similar to ...) recklessly wasteful

"prodigal in their expenditures"

(wasteful is similar to ...) unwise in dealing with large sums

(wasteful is similar to ...) wasteful of resources

(means also ...) not provident; not providing for the future

Definition 2: laying waste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wasteful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when wasteful war shall statues overturn

(wasteful is similar to ...) causing destruction or much damage

"a policy that is destructive to the economy" "destructive criticism"

Definition 3: inefficient in use of time and effort and materials - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wasteful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clumsy and wasteful process
  • wasteful duplication of effort
  • uneconomical ebb and flow of power

Synonyms for wasteful in the sense of this definition

(wasteful is similar to ...) not producing desired results; wasteful

"an inefficient campaign against drugs" "outdated and inefficient design and methods"

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