[ US /ˈweɪstɪd/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪstɪd/ ]
  1. not used to good advantage
    squandered money cannot be replaced
    a wasted effort
  2. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
    small pinched faces
    eyes were haggard and cavernous
  3. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    a life essentially purposeless
    otiose lines in a play
    advice is wasted words
    a pointless remark
    senseless violence
  4. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
    partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm
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How To Use wasted In A Sentence

  • Companies need to be able to handle surges, otherwise the cost of generating leads is wasted and prospective customers who cannot get through may get such a bad impression of the company that they do not bother calling back.
  • She wasted a great part of the royal treasury for her benefactions!
  • This is mostly true for fans, friends, and family of unsung folk hero Tim Hardin, the prolific songster who wasted his life living wasted.
  • The Holy Alliance was the joint labour of an unfortunate man who had suffered a terrible mental shock and who was trying to pacify his much-disturbed soul, and of an ambitious woman who after a wasted life had lost her beauty and her attraction and who satisfied her vanity and her desire for notoriety by assuming the rôle of self-appointed Messiah of a new and strange creed. The Story of Mankind
  • The Argentine ace scored his 150th goal for the club but wasted a series of chances to put the game to bed. The Sun
  • Bibi's here to raise funds period and why Obama wasted time on him again send a strong signal that AIPAC still runs this issue. Emanuel: Settlement issue should not block Mideast peace
  • This is not a dishy, tell-all tale of wasted days and wasted nights.
  • I'd heard of the building, and sighed when I saw the pictures, but you really have to see it to see what a wasted opportunity it is.
  • Wondering how the wasted Stevenson could work so tirelessly, La Farge decided he must be an aitu, a Samoan devil spirit not bound by the laws of the flesh. The Five of Hearts
  • There were some amazing works there, although I'm sure they were completely wasted on my philistine eyes.
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