Synonyms for wasteful

Synonyms for (adj) wasteful

Synonyms: wasteful

Definition: laying waste

Usage: when wasteful war shall statues overturn- Shakespeare

Similar words: destructive

Definition: causing destruction or much damage

Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism

Synonyms: uneconomical, wasteful

Definition: inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

Usage: a clumsy and wasteful process; wasteful duplication of effort; uneconomical ebb and flow of power

Similar words: inefficient

Definition: not producing desired results; wasteful

Usage: an inefficient campaign against drugs; outdated and inefficient design and methods

Synonyms: wasteful

Definition: tending to squander and waste

Similar words: extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift

Definition: recklessly wasteful

Usage: prodigal in their expenditures

Similar words: pound-foolish

Definition: unwise in dealing with large sums

Similar words: uneconomic, uneconomical

Definition: wasteful of resources

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