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Synonyms for wastrel

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a person who spends money or resources wastefully

a self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity

Synonyms for wastrel

someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

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Then he donned his armour and went to the Welsh Local Government Association conference to deliver a stark message: basically, you're a bunch of wastrels, three people are doing jobs one could do and if you don't sort it out, I will - a not entirely unfair message, but an earthquake for public servants more used to rolling over and having their tummies tickled by Labour ministers.
So who are the wastrels in this digestive scenario?
The NHS was not set up as a gratis agency for wastrels.
In a breakthrough that will have students and scratch cooking-shy wastrels reaching for the white loaf and ketchup, Young's has launched Micro Fish Fingers.
One could call you all wastrels because that is precisely what you lot are about to do.
The bickering between the wastrels gradually mellows into mutual appreciation and affection as they lay their lives on the line to save one another from a shallow grave.
The script is peppered with sparkling oneliners as the bickering between the wastrels gradually mellows into mutual appreciation.
Unfortunately, some of the beneficiaries have been wastrels and idlers while the expenditure on both Afghanistan and Iraq has been and still is astronomical.
Savers today suffer the dual assault of both government wastrels and management greed.
The new black bourgeoisie is singled out for special criticism: "I have come to regard most of these success stories as millionaire wastrels, spending their fortunes on huge mansions, and custom-built automobiles, with little thought for their fellows in the ghettos, from which many of them came.
We need places where these wastrels work, day in, day out, on basis skills, and get their lives back on track.
Though she can't stand these lecherous wastrels, Pursy purposefully moves in, does some straightening up, and the next thing you know the men are cleaning up their acts a little, too, and tutoring their dropout charge toward her high-school diploma.
At night I'd go down to the mall in Boulder and skate the small banks there and hang out at the arcade playing first-generation video games like Asteroids and Galaxian with the young stoner wastrels.
Wastrels, loafers, and remittance men -- they are the eyesores in a land that wants men.
By then, I felt the skipper must have come close to chucking his arm- band at the wastrels around him, in particular Steve McManaman.