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- n. imprudent or excessive expenditure or the waste of resources
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being wasteful; lavishness; prodigality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of wasting resources
- n. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
wasteful + -ness (Wiktionary)