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Definition 1: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly - [noun denoting act]

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

  • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
  • mindless dissipation of natural resources

Synonyms for wastefulness in the sense of this definition

(wastefulness is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) work of little or no value done merely to look busy

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) a useless effort

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) a useless consumption of material

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) money spent for inadequate return

"the senator said that the project was a waste of money"

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) the devotion of time to a useless activity

"the waste of time could prove fatal"

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) excessive spending

(... is a kind of wastefulness ) spending resources lavishly and wastefully

"more wasteful than the squandering of time"

Definition 2: the trait of wasting resources - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
  • the wastefulness of missed opportunities

Synonyms for wastefulness in the sense of this definition

(wastefulness is a kind of ...) a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

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