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wasteful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwastefulwaste‧ful /ˈweɪstfəl/ ●○○ adjective  WASTE somethingusing more of something than you should, especially money, time, or effort opp economical a wasteful use of resourceswasteful of The software is very wasteful of memory.wastefully adverb Lily had wastefully left the light on.wastefulness noun [uncountable]
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wastefulThe confusion created by this can be very wasteful.Do not make unnecessarily long calls as they are wasteful.Many people see the new £60 million building as wasteful and extravagant.The ability to produce in greater quantities made this system wasteful and it has given way to a more scientific process.Pemex has long been considered one of the hemisphere's most wasteful, bloated companies.There also might be wasteful competition as many variations of a good are offered.Tell us how wasteful government will not limit our futures and the futures of our children.wasteful packagingEsther believed it was a filthy habit not to change towels often, and Robert believed it was wasteful to do so.That's so wasteful to throw away a clean sheet of paper.It's ... it's ... wasteful you know, so wasteful.
From Longman Business Dictionarywastefulwaste‧ful /ˈweɪstfəl/ adjective using things such as money, materials or energy in a way that is not sensible or effectiveLocal government is seen as wasteful, and incompetent.
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