wasteful

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  • Wasteful species produce many young, and take but little care of them when once produced. Cited from Science in Arcady, by Grant Allen
  • The American people before the war were the most wasteful people in the world. Cited from Winning a Cause, by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • No one in normal conditions will be wasteful of that which has cost him hard labor. Cited from Usury, by Calvin Elliott
  • If so, by what art shall a wasteful young woman be taught good habits? Cited from The Young Woman's Guide, by William A. Alcott
  • Love never more could touch my wasteful heart That all its wealth upon one object spent. Cited from Maurine and Other Poems, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • This process was recognized as wasteful of time and energy and obtained mixed results.
  • For my part, I think men are naturally twice as wasteful as women. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 82, August, 1864, by Various
  • He did not even say it was wasteful, when Dick told him how much she cost. Cited from Dick Hamiliton's Airship, by Howard R. Garis
  • They are not so bad as that, not so wasteful of time! Cited from The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • It was a long time since she had done anything so vague, so wasteful. Cited from The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II), by Henry James
  • The new system in question is a system of railway management, and it is a wasteful one. Cited from Bjornstjerne Bjornson, William Morton Payne
  • The use of series resistance was wasteful because a lot of energy was lost as heat.
  • At the present day the same wasteful process is going on. Cited from The Unseen World and Other Essays, by John Fiske
  • This period brought an increase of wealth, but it was wasteful of human life. Cited from The Task of Social Hygiene, by Havelock Ellis
  • In addition, he has stated that the law will help reign in on any wasteful spending.
  • Thus price reduction forces us to learn improved and less wasteful methods of production. Cited from My Life and Work, by Henry Ford
  • Thus the loss caused by wasteful methods was passed on to future generations. Cited from Community Civics and Rural Life, by Arthur W. Dunn
  • The years of his best literary labour were much taken up in ways which were wasteful of his rare powers. Cited from An Outline Of The History Of Christian Thought Since Kant, by Edw. Moore
  • The use of resources, material and human, in the Soviet Union became very wasteful.
  • For certain purposes wood is now the best substance we know, but wood is extremely wasteful. Cited from My Life and Work, by Henry Ford
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Meaning of wasteful

  • adjective Tending to squander and waste