Meaning of wasteful

waste•ful

Pronunciation: (wāst'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. given to or characterized by useless consumption or expenditure: wasteful methods; a wasteful way of life.
  2. grossly extravagant; prodigal: a wasteful party.
  3. devastating or destructive: wasteful war.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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