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Meaning of “wasteful” in the English Dictionary

"wasteful" in British English

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wastefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈweɪst.fəl/ disapproving
(Definition of wasteful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wasteful" in American English

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wastefuladjective

 us   /ˈweɪst·fəl/
  • wasteful adjective (BAD USE)

being a ​bad use of something ​valuable that you have only a ​limitedamount of: wasteful ​spending a wasteful use of ​resources
(Definition of wasteful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wasteful" in Business English

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wastefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈweɪstfəl/
not being careful about the ​amount of ​resources used for something: Top ​businessadvisers have been ​brought in to ​identifyareas of wastefulgovernment spending.
(Definition of wasteful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wasteful”
in Arabic مُبَذّر…
in Korean 낭비하는…
in Portuguese esbanjador, perdulário…
in Catalan malgastador, antieconòmic…
in Japanese むだな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浪费…
in Turkish savurgan, müsrif…
in Russian расточительный, неэкономный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 浪費…
in Italian sprecone, dispendioso…
in Polish rozrzutny, nieekonomiczny…
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