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Definition of Squander

Squander

  1. To scatter; to disperse.
  2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
  3. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
  4. To wander at random; to scatter.
  5. The act of squandering; waste.

Squander Quotations

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
George Sand

Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Walter Savage Landor

We have responsibilities for others, not just across space but across time. We have responsibilities to people who came before us. They left us a world of institutions, ideas or possibilities for which we, in turn, owe them something. One of the things we owe them is not to squander them.
Tony Judt
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Squander Translations

squander in French is gaspillons, gaspillez, gaspillent
squander in German is verschleudere, verschleudern, verschwenden
squander in Latin is perdo, comedo comedi comesum
squander in Spanish is gastar, malgastar
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