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Definition of Wasteful

Wasteful

  1. Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.
  2. Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.
  3. Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.

Wasteful Quotations

Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.
Norman Mailer

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
Gary Ryan Blair

The monarchy is foremost a business, and it's important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless 'royal' family. I find it very sad.
Steven Patrick Morrissey

What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
Charles Darwin

It's not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don't know what to do with them or can't be bothered.
Julian Baggini
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Wasteful Translations

wasteful in German is verheerend
wasteful in Spanish is malgastador
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