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Synonyms for waste

Synonyms for waste

to use up foolishly or needlessly

to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to fail to take advantage of

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to do away with completely and destructively

to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

to take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

a tract of unproductive land

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the trait of wasting resources

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

spend thoughtlessly

use inefficiently or inappropriately

run off as waste

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get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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cause to grow thin or weak

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

become physically weaker

located in a dismal or remote area

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These valleys must form the grand points of commencement of the future settlement of the country; but there must be many such, en folded in the embraces of these lower ranges of mountains; which, though at present they lie waste and uninhabited, and to the eye of the trader and trapper, present but barren wastes, would, in the hands of skilful agriculturists and husbandmen, soon assume a different aspect, and teem with waving crops, or be covered with flocks and herds.
Some portions of it along the rivers may partially be subdued by agriculture, others may form vast pastoral tracts, like those of the East; but it is to be feared that a great part of it will form a lawless interval between the abodes of civilized man, like the wastes of the ocean or the deserts of Arabia; and, like them, be subject to the depredations of the marauder.
"And don't forget the wastes of fraud," put in young Fisher.
"I have pointed out some of the negative wastes of competition," answered the other.
"Can't waste ammunition." Then he walked quickly to where Tippet lay sprawled upon his face.
Tippet was beyond succor--why waste a bullet that Caspak could never replace?
"Waste? Look at the movement of that child, look at the pattern which the sun makes on the ground, shining through the trees, look at that sky--why, I should never have seen that sky if I hadn't been to Paris."
But 'though I can paint it for you in three seconds it would take an hour to dry, and that's a waste of time."
They will turn on their tracks like a fox that doubles, and then the rank smell of their own footsteps will show them the madness of their waste. Howsomever, these are thoughts that are more likely to rise in him who has seen the folly of eighty seasons, than to teach wisdom to men still bent on the pleasures of their kind!
"Come, trapper," continued Ishmael, in a tone of better humour, like a man who feels that he has triumphed, "neither of us, I reckon, has ever had much to do with title-deeds, or county clerks, or blazed trees; therefore we will not waste words on fooleries.
He saw himself perishing amid this dreadful snowy waste, and could see no means of escape.
Now the white road to Delhi is mat for his feet, The sal and the kikar must guard him from heat; His home is the camp, and the waste, and the crowd-- He is seeking the Way as bairagi avowed!
In silence let him lie: No need to waste the foolish tear,
"If you waste your time in profitless amusement, you cannot, of course, expect to share the rewards of industry."
When we reached the grave, it looked a very little spot in that snow-covered waste. The men took the coffin to the edge of the hole and lowered it with ropes.