1. [ noun ] the trait of wasting resources
Synonyms: waste thriftlessness

"a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste" "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

Related terms: improvidence waste
2. [ noun ] useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
Synonyms: waste dissipation

: "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste" "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Related terms: activity waste_of_time waste_of_material boondoggle waste_of_money extravagance waste_of_effort squandering consume shoot
Similar spelling:   wastefully