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definition of wasteful by The Free Dictionary

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waste·ful

(wāst′fəl)adj.

Marked by or inclined to waste; extravagant.

waste′ful·ly adv.

waste′ful·ness n.

wasteful

(ˈweɪstfʊl) adj

1. tending to waste or squander; extravagant

2. causing waste, destruction, or devastation

ˈwastefully adv

ˈwastefulness n

waste•ful

(ˈweɪst fəl)

adj.

1. given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure: a wasteful way of living.

2. grossly extravagant; prodigal: a wasteful party.

3. devastating or destructive: wasteful war.

[1250–1300]

waste′ful•ly, adv.

waste′ful•ness, n.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Adj.1.wasteful - inefficient in use of time and effort and materialswasteful – inefficient in use of time and effort and materials; “a clumsy and wasteful process”; “wasteful duplication of effort”; “uneconomical ebb and flow of power”inefficient

– not producing desired results; wasteful; “an inefficient campaign against drugs”; “outdated and inefficient design and methods”

2.wasteful - tending to squander and wastewasteful – tending to squander and waste improvident

– not provident; not providing for the future

thrifty

– careful and diligent in the use of resources

3.wasteful – laying waste; “when wasteful war shall statues overturn”- Shakespearedestructive

– causing destruction or much damage; “a policy that is destructive to the economy”; “destructive criticism”

wasteful

adjective extravagant, lavish, prodigal, profligate, ruinous, spendthrift, uneconomical, improvident, unthrifty, thriftless the wasteful consumption of fuel
sparing, economical, provident, money-saving, frugal, thrifty, parsimonious, penny-wise

wasteful

adjective

Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:

Translations

تَبْذيري، فيه مَضْيَعَه

ødsel

eyîslusamur

potraten

wasteful

[ˈweɪstfʊl] adj

[

person

] →

qui gaspille

; [

process

] →

peu économique

Try to avoid wasteful duplication of effort

BUT Essayez d’éviter de répéter inutilement les efforts.

don’t be wasteful →

ne gaspille pas

to be wasteful of sth →

gaspiller qch

British houses are notoriously wasteful of energy

BUT Les maisons britanniques sont notoires pour les gaspillages d’énergie qu’elles occasionnent.

wasteful

[ˈweɪstfʊl] adj

(

person

) →

sprecone/a

; (

process

) →

dispendioso/a

to be wasteful with

or

of sth →

sprecare qc

waste

(weist) verb

to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way.

You’re wasting my time with all these stupid questions. mors, vermors يُضَيِّع، يُبَدِّد пилея desperdiçar plýtvat, promarnit verschwenden spilde σπαταλώ, χαραμίζωdesperdiciar, malgastar raiskama تلف شدن tuhlata gaspiller לְבַזבֵּז बरबाद करना izgubiti elpazarol menyia-nyiakan eyða, sóa sprecare 浪費する 허비하다 veltui eikvoti, gaišinti tērēt; šķiest membuang, membazir verspillenkaste bort, sløse, ødeleggemarnowaćdesperdiçar a irosi, a pierde напрасно тратить premárniť zapravljati protraćiti slösa [bort] ใช้ไปอย่างเปล่าประโยชน์ boşa harcamak 浪費 даремно витрачати; марнувати برباد ہونا lãng phí 浪费 noun1.

material which is or has been made useless.

industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material. afval نُفايَه، فُضالَه отпадък desperdícios zmetek; odpad; odpadový der Abfall, Abfall-… affald; affalds- απορρίμματα, απόβληταresiduos jääde پسماند jäte déchetsפסולת कचरा otpad hulladék bahan sampah, barang sisa úrgangur scarto; di scarto 廃棄物 쓰레기 atliekos paliekas; atkritumi sesuatu yang membazir afvalavfall, skrap, søppelodpady desperdícios deşeuri, rebu­turi отходы odpad; odpadový odpadki; odpaden otpad avfall ของเสีย; ขยะ atık madde, çöp 廢料,廢棄物 відходи بے کار rác thải 废料2.

(the) act of wasting.

That was a waste of an opportunity. vermorsing ضَياع пилеене perda promarněný die Verschwendung en forspildt mulighed σπατάλη, άδικο χάσιμο desperdicio, pérdida raiskamine اتلاف tuhlaus gaspillage לְהִתבַּזבֵּז बरबादी gubitak pazarlás pemborosan, pembuangan eyðsla, sóun spreco, perdita 浪費 낭비 eikvojimas veltui, praradimas izšķiešana; velta tērēšana mensia-siakan verspillingsløsing, sløseri zmarnowanie, strata perda irosire потеря; трата premárnenie, mrhanie zapravljanje traćenje slöseri การสูญเสียไปโดยเปล่าประโยชน์ israf, ziyan 浪費 зайва витрата; втрата بربادی lãng phí 浪费3.

a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice

etc

.

the Arctic wastes. wildernis أرْض خَراب أو غَيْر خَصْبَه пустош ermo pustina die Einöde ødemark έρημη έκταση terreno baldío/yermo kõnnumaa ضايعات erämaa terres désolées שממה बंजर pustopoljina pusztaság padang belantara eyðimörk, öræfi, auðn (terreno incolto/desolato) 荒地 황무지 dykvietė tuksnesis; plašumi tanah tandus woestenij øde-/villmark pustkowie ermo de­şert простор; пустыня pustatina pustinja pustara ödemark พื้นที่ที่ไม่ได้ใช้ประโยชน์ ıssız yer, boş arazi 荒地,荒涼水域,荒漠 пустеля بنجر hoang mạc 荒地ˈwastage (-tidʒ) noun

loss by wasting; the amount wasted.

Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage. vermorsing, afval خَسارَه، تَلَف загуба desperdício ztráta der Verlust svind απώλεια desperdicio, pérdida; despilfarro kadu كاهش hävikki perteבזבוז बरबादी, फुजुलखर्ची gubitak hulladék jumlah yang terbuang eyðing, rÿrnun; það sem fer til spillis rifiuti, scarti 損失高 소모 nuostolis zudumi pembaziran, kerugian verliessvinn, spillstratadesperdício uzură убыток strata izguba otpad slöseri, svinn, bortfall การสูญเสีย; จำนวนที่สูญเสีย israf 浪費(的數量) усушка; втрати بربادی sự lãng phí 浪费,损耗量 ˈwasteful adjectiveˈwastefully adverb vermorsend بِتَبْذير، بِمضْيَعَه разточително desperdiçadamente marnotratně verschwenderisch ødselt σπάταλα derrochadoramente, despilfarradoramente raiskavalt اسراف كارانه tuhlaavaisesti en gaspillant בְּבִּזבּוּז फुजुलखर्ची से rastrošno, pusto pazarlóan secara mubazir á eyðslusaman hátt (sprecando) むだに 헛되게 nuostolingai izšķērdīgi secara membazir verkwistenduøkonomisk, sløsende rozrzutnie desperdiçadamente fără economie расточительно márnotratne potratno rasipnički slösaktigt อย่างฟุ่มเฟือย isaraf ederek 浪費地 марнотратно فضول خرچی سے một cách lãng phí 浪费地ˈwastefulness noun vermorsendheid إضاعَه، تَبْذير разточеителност desperdício rozhazovačnost die Verschwendung ødselhed σπατάληdesperdicio; derroche, despilfarro raiskamine اسراف كاري tuhlaavaisuus manque d’économie בזבוז फुजुलखर्ची rastrošnost, pustoš könnyelműség kemubaziran eyðslusemi spreco むだ 헛됨 eikvojimas, švaistymas izšķērdība sifat membazir verspillingsløseri, dårlig økonomi marnotrawstwodesperdício risipă расточительность márnotratnosť potratnost rasipništvo slösaktighet ความฟุ่มเฟือย israf, ziyankârlık 浪費 марнотратство فضول خرچی sự gây ra lãng phí 浪费waste paper

paper which is thrown away as not being useful.

Offices usually have a great deal of waste paper. afvalpapier وَرَق نِفايات، وَرَق مُهْمَلات амабалажна хартия papel usado starý papír das Abfall-/Altpapier papiraffald χαρτί για πέταμα papeles usados, papel desechado jäätmepaber كاغذ باطله jätepaperi papier פְּסוֹלֶת נְייָר रद्दी otpadni papir papírszemét sampah kertas bréfarusl (carta straccia) 紙くず 휴지 makulatūra makulatūra surat khabar terbuang scheurpapier papiravfallmakulatura papéis usados maculatură ненужная бумага odpadkový papier odpaden papir korpa za otpatke pappersskräp กระดาษที่ทิ้งแล้ว lüzumsuz kâğıt 廢紙 макулатура ردی giấy lộn 废纸wastepaper basket (ˈweispeipə)

a basket or other (small) container for waste paper.

Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket. afvalbak, snippermandjie سَلَّة وَرَق مُهْمَلات кошче за амбалажна хартия cesto de papéis usados koš na papír der Papierkorb papirkurv καλάθι αχρήστωνpapelera paberikorv سطل كاغذ باطله paperikori corbeille à papier סַל נְייָרוֹת रद्दी की टोकरी košara za otpadni papir papírkosár keranjang sampah ruslakarfa (cestino per la carta straccia) 紙くず籠 휴지통 šiukšlių dėžė papīrgrozs bakul atau bekas untuk membuang surat khabar terbuang papiermandpapirkurvkosz na śmieci cesto dos papéis coş de hârtii корзин(к)а для (ненужных) бумаг odpadkový kôš na papier koš za papir korpa za otpatke papperskorg ตะกร้าที่ใส่เศษกระดาษที่ทิ้งแล้ว çöp sepeti 廢紙簍 кошик для непотрібних паперів ردی کی ٹوکری thùng đựng giấy lộn 废纸篓waste pipe (ˈweispaip)

a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink

etc

.

The kitchen waste pipe is blocked. afvoerpyp أنبوب نِفايات отходна тръба cano de esgoto odpadní roura das Abflußrohr afløbsrør σωλήνας αποχέτευσηςdesagüe äravoolutoru لوله فاضلاب viemäriputki vidange צִינוֹר שוֹפכִין निकास पाइप odvodna cijev lefolyócső pipa limbah skolpleiðsla (tubazione di scarico) 排水管 배수관 šiukšliavamzdis notekcaurule paip kumbahan afvoerbuisavløpsrør rura ściekowa cano de esgoto ţeavă de scurgere сливная труба odpadová rúra odvodna cev kanalizaciona cev avloppsrör ท่อน้ำเสีย pis su borusu (洗碗(臉)槽的)污水管 стічна труба گندے پانی کو باہر نکالنے والی نلکی ống dẫn nước thải 下水管道,排污水管 waste away

to decay; to lose weight, strength and health

etc

.

He is wasting away because he has a terrible disease. vergaan, verteer يهزُل، يَضْعُف، يَفْقِد قُوَّتَه слабея definhar chřadnout dahinsiechen sygne hen λιώνω, εξαντλούμαιconsumirse, demacrarse kuhtuma, otsa lõppema تحليل رفتن riutua dépérir לְהֵיחַלֵש घुलना, दुर्बल होना propadati, slabjeti lesoványodik merosot veslast upp, hnigna deperire 衰弱する 쇠약해지다 menkti, nykti vārgt; nīkt; dilt semakin susut wegkwijnentære bort, utmagres, utpines marnieć, usychać definhar a slăbi; a se şubrezi чахнуть chradnúť hirati slabiti försvagas, tyna bort เน่าเสีย; ทรุดโทรม eriyip bitmek, tükenmek 日漸衰弱(消瘦) всихати; марніти کمزور ہونا gầy mòn 变得衰弱(消瘦)

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