from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate.
- n. An idler or a loafer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is profligate, who wastes time or resources extravagantly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any waste thing or substance.
- n. Waste land or common land.
- n. A profligate.
- n. A neglected child; a street Arab.
- n. Anything cast away as bad or useless, as imperfect bricks, china, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything cast away as spoiled in the making, or bad; waste; refuse.
- n. Anything allowed to run to waste.
- n. A profligate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
Whether it's a filibustering senator trying to kill election contribution reform legislation or a bombastic Southern congressman shouting synonyms for "wastrel" at his opponent while thumbing through a dog-eared thesaurus, C-SPAN presents trailer-trash government at its best.
"wastrel" with a rifle, for his shy eyes gave the lie to his oily tongue.
There might be problems with the fileshare site or your ability to access it, or with servers and attachment sizes, or with wastrel writers making cock-ups.
The play follows Hester's affair with former RAF pilot Freddie Page, who turns out to be a callow wastrel.
Mr. May interprets the parable of the Prodigal Son, for example, as not about divine forgiveness but about a father who happens to prefer his wastrel offspring to his dutiful brother.
A shrewd ruler, not a wastrel, though she worked her bed as no one before or since.
Roman tales of Cleopatra as louche and languid, a bedizened wastrel, are probably crudely slanted.
If anything is clear after last week's meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy it is that the Lady is not for turning from her mission to prevent the wastrel nations of the euro zone from feasting on the productivity and hard work of her voters.
As almost every Christian knows, the story is about a father who forgives his wastrel son, a young man who has not only spent all that he has on fast living, but also has rejected the father.
Put that notion on the table today and we could probably cut a half-trillion AT LEAST from that massive wastrel.