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wasteful 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈwāstfəl/,
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(of a person, action, or process) Using or expending something of value carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose,
  1. (of a person, action, or process) Using or expending something of value carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
    • - wasteful energy consumption

  1. uneconomical: inefficient in use of time and effort and materials; "a clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"
  2. tending to squander and waste
  3. laying waste; "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare
  4. (wastefully) to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree; "we are still prodigally rich compared to others"
  5. (wastefulness) thriftlessness: the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
  6. (wastefulness) waste: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
  7. Waste (also known as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, or junk) is unwanted or unusable materials. Litter is waste which has been disposed of improperly, particularly waste which has been carelessly disposed of in plain sight, as opposed to waste which has been dumped to avoid paying for waste ...
  8. Inclined to waste or squander money or resources
  9. Parrots are wasteful eaters often only consuming a small portion of what they are fed. This is pretty much a fact of life when it comes to parrots and is particularly true when you are trying to convert parrots to a healthier diet. ...
  10. extremely extravagant or wasteful