waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product(noun)
any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
"they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
waste, wastefulness, dissipation(noun)
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"
thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness(noun)
the trait of wasting resources
"a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
barren, waste, wasteland(noun)
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
"the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
waste, permissive waste(adj)
(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
godforsaken, waste, wild(verb)
located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
"a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
furious, waste, wild, dotty, savage, risky, barbarian, tempestuous, raving mad, violent, idle, hazardous, uncivilised, fantastic, untamed, raging, groundless, angry, barbaric, crazy, godforsaken, unfounded, baseless, uncivilized, gaga, unwarranted
waste, blow, squander(verb)
spend thoughtlessly; throw away
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
rot, swash, gasconade, ravage, botch, neutralise, liquidate, ware, neutralize, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, brag, blow, scourge, burn out, lay waste to, suck, waste, fumble, shove along, flub, fellate, desolate, ball up, bluster, do in, run off, bollocks, macerate, mess up, shove off, louse up, squander, float, gas, bollix, languish, vaunt, screw up, muff, devastate, shoot a line, blow out, emaciate, bollocks up, foul up, pine away, knock off, fluff, drift, bobble, go down on, be adrift, bungle, consume, bollix up, tout, spoil, boast, bodge
use inefficiently or inappropriately
"waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
get rid of
"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
waste, run off(verb)
run off as waste
"The water wastes back into the ocean"
rot, elope, ravage, decamp, neutralise, liquidate, go off, drive off, neutralize, beetle off, absquatulate, bolt, scourge, lay waste to, bolt out, waste, drive out, turn back, do in, xerox, macerate, run out, chase away, make off, drive away, blow, squander, languish, devastate, dispel, emaciate, photocopy, pine away, knock off, abscond, desolate, ware, consume, run off
neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in(verb)
get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
"The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
rot, cop, nullify, ravage, hook, neutralise, fling off, shave, liquidate, ware, neutralize, countervail, blow, scourge, lay waste to, counteract, dash off, snitch, desolate, thieve, do in, macerate, scratch off, counterbalance, toss off, squander, languish, negate, devastate, pay off, emaciate, drop, pine away, knock off, consume, glom, waste, run off
consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)
"waste not, want not"
languish, exhaust, take in, eat up, neutralise, rot, liquidate, ware, neutralize, down, blow, scourge, take, lay waste to, waste, use up, desolate, do in, macerate, ingest, eat, run through, go through, squander, wipe out, ravage, have, devastate, emaciate, pine away, knock off, devour, consume, deplete, run off
pine away, waste, languish(verb)
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
waste, run off, emaciate, ache, blow, scourge, neutralise, devastate, yen, ravage, pine, neutralize, desolate, yearn, consume, macerate, ware, languish, liquidate, squander, pine away, do in, rot, fade, knock off, lay waste to
waste, emaciate, macerate(verb)
cause to grow thin or weak
"The treatment emaciated him"
waste, run off, emaciate, blow, scourge, neutralise, devastate, ravage, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, languish, liquidate, squander, pine away, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)
cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
waste, harry, scourge, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, devastate, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to
become physically weaker
"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
waste, moulder, run off, emaciate, blow, molder, scourge, decompose, neutralise, devastate, ravage, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, languish, liquidate, squander, pine away, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Excess is more than enough of anything, and, since this in very many cases indicates a lack either of judgment or of self-control, the word is used frequently in an unfavorable sense. Careless expenditure in excess of income is extravagance; we may have also extravagance of language, professions, etc. As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others. Overplus and superabundance denote in the main a satisfactory, and superfluity an undesirable, excess; lavishness and profusion, a generous, bountiful, or amiable excess; as, a profusion of fair hair; lavishness of hospitality. Surplus is neutral, having none of the unfavorable meaning that often attaches to excess; a surplus is that which remains over after all demands are met. Redundance or redundancy refers chiefly to literary style, denoting an excess of words or matter. Excess in the moral sense is expressed by dissipation, prodigality, intemperance, etc.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for waste
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- Verschwendung, Verfall, Müll, Einöde, wüst, verschwenden, überflüssig, verwüsten, verfallen, töten, ödeGerman
- pérdida, malgastar, desperdiciarSpanish
- hukka, jäte, jätös, hukata, tuhlata, listiä, kuihtuaFinnish
- dégénération, dégradation, gaspillage, détruire, gâcher, dévaster, gaspiller, tuer, dépérir, déchetsFrench
- call, cosg, sgudal, ana-caitheamh, fàsScottish Gaelic
- eceso, exkremento, nekultivitaIdo
- distesa desolata, landa desolata, decadenza, rifiuto, escremento, spreco, scarto, immondizia, deserto, devastare, sperperare, sprecare, necessario, fare fuori, deperire, incolto, inutile, residuo, distruggere, indebolire, debilitare, indebolirsi, uccidere, ammazzare, superfluo, aridoItalian
- 無駄, 無駄使い, 糞, 荒れ地, 浪費, ゴミ, 不必要, 荒れた, ふいにする, 潰す, 無駄にするJapanese
- maumau, tōtōaMāori
- woestenij, wegkwijning, verval, vuil, verkwisting, verspilling, afval, rommel, verwoesten, verspillen, verdoen, verklungelen, wegkwijnen, verzwakken, overtollig, verkwisten, woest, vermorsen, koud maken, braakliggendDutch
- śmieci, marnowaćPolish
- ermo, desperdício, degeneração, lixo, fezes, excremento, degradação, deserto, refugo, dejeto, desperdiçar, matar, definhar, destruir, devastarPortuguese
- deșert, pierdere, gunoi, rest, pustietate, irosire, excrement, decădere, deșeu, sterp, distruge, devasta, irosi, pierde, pustiu, omorî, emacia, superfluu, descărna, slăbi, decădea, inutil, prisos, risipi, ucideRomanian
- излишняя трата, растрата, грохать, тратить, кокнуть, расточать, замочить, грохнуть, укокошить, транжиритьRussian
- smeće, otpadSerbo-Croatian
- ödemark, spill, skräp, avfall, förfall, avföring, överflödig, föröda, förfalla, förslösa, spilla, öde, försvaga, ödelägga, förspillaSwedish
- చెత్త, వృధా చేయుTelugu
- furler, kischirerWalloon
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