display | more...

Waste"ful (?), c.


Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as; wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.


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.


Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.


In wilderness and wasteful desert strayed. Spenser.

Syn. -- Lavish; profuse; prodigal; extravagant.

-- Waste"ful*ly, adv. -- Waste"ful*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.