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wasteful

adjective uk   us   /ˈweɪst.fəl/ disapproving
using something in a careless way and causing some of it to be wasted: It's wasteful the way you throw so much food away!
wastefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/ disapproving
Translations of “wasteful”
in Korean 낭비하는…
in Arabic مُبَذّر…
in Portuguese esbanjador, perdulário…
in Catalan malgastador, antieconòmic…
in Japanese むだな…
in Italian sprecone, dispendioso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 浪費…
in Russian расточительный, неэкономный…
in Turkish savurgan, müsrif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浪费…
in Polish rozrzutny, nieekonomiczny…
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