wasted - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wasted

(adj) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
Example Sentence
  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence
(adj) not used to good advantage
Synonyms : squandered
Example Sentence
  • squandered money cannot be replaced
  • a wasted effort
(adj) (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
Synonyms : atrophied , diminished
Example Sentence
  • partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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