[ US /ˈweɪstfəɫnəs/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪstfə‍lnəs/ ]
  1. 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
  2. the trait of wasting resources
    a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    the wastefulness of missed opportunities
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How To Use wastefulness In A Sentence

  • Councillors must ensure that the same old incompetence wastefulness and inefficiencies are not allowed to continue.
  • But if all this is true, why has consumer credit had to battle so hard and so long against a shameful stigma of wastefulness and wrongdoing to achieve a moral and economic legitimacy?
  • And yet we men do not approve; nay, if we see a man sharing his goods with other men, we call it wastefulness, extravagance, and by such names, and dub the men to whom he gives a share, fawners and parasites.
  • This single line from the 1967 film The Graduate came to signify a generation's contempt for insincerity, conformity, and wastefulness.
  • This wastefulness can undermine the health system as a whole by draining funds needed for other essential services.
  • Whether you believe in anthropogenic global warming or not, energy efficiency and wastefulness has become one of the hottest items in environmental concerns for political parties and among voters. 2008 February 05 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous
  • Miserliness and wastefulness are equally deplored in Buddhism as two degenerate extremes.
  • It is this wastefulness, or lack of ruthlessness that will cost England matches.
  • And you don't contribute to this ridiculous level of wastefulness.
  • And the government bureaucracy is riddled with corruption, thieving, lying and wastefulness.
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