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Meaning & Definition of Wasted in English

English

Wasted

/westɪd/

adjective

1. Serving no useful purpose

  • Having no excuse for being
  • "Otiose lines in a play"
  • "Advice is wasted words"
  • "A pointless remark"
  • "A life essentially purposeless"
  • "Senseless violence"
    synonym:
  • otiose
  • ,
  • pointless
  • ,
  • purposeless
  • ,
  • senseless
  • ,
  • superfluous
  • ,
  • wasted

2. Not used to good advantage

  • "Squandered money cannot be replaced"
  • "A wasted effort"
    synonym:
  • squandered
  • ,
  • wasted

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • atrophied
  • ,
  • wasted
  • ,
  • diminished

4. Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

  • "Emaciated bony hands"
  • "A nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
  • "Eyes were haggard and cavernous"
  • "Small pinched faces"
  • "Kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
    synonym:
  • bony
  • ,
  • cadaverous
  • ,
  • emaciated
  • ,
  • gaunt
  • ,
  • haggard
  • ,
  • pinched
  • ,
  • skeletal
  • ,
  • wasted

Examples of using

We were hurrying in order to make up for the wasted time.
We were wasted.
I think we've wasted enough of our time.