Definition of wasted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪstɪd/


1Used or expended carelessly or to no purpose: wasted fuel a wasted opportunity
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  • But not everybody was so supportive of yesterday's paper, with of the groups representing senior police officers dismissing it as a wasted opportunity.
  • I feel we've had five years of wasted opportunity.
  • I'd heard of the building, and sighed when I saw the pictures, but you really have to see it to see what a wasted opportunity it is.
pointless, useless, unnecessary, needless, not needed
informal blown, splurged
missed, lost, past, forfeited, neglected, squandered, bungled, gone, gone by the board
informal down the drain
1.1(Of an action) not producing the desired result: I’m sorry you’ve had a wasted journey
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  • Unfortunately both were closed and after a wasted journey up a hill at least as steep as the steps to our room to be greeted by locked gates my partner, Karen, and I were in no mood for anymore unnecessary exertions.
  • I rang them the day before to see if i could have a telephone interview, they refused and said it wouldn't be a wasted journey as there were lots of things happening.
  • York City Ladies had a wasted journey last weekend when their game at North Ferriby was called off 20 minutes before kick-off.
2(Of a person or a part of the body) weak or emaciated: her wasted arm
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  • The madness was screaming in my ears, and I could feel my wasted body trying to force laughter, but failing and just giving out wheezing coughs.
  • She spent all her hours in a deep slumber, her hands tied to the bed so that she could not disturb the tubes that connected her wasted body to life.
  • Bardem's performance is astonishing, not so much in his ability to mimic a wasted body, but by capturing the essence of a lively intelligence.
emaciated, atrophied, withered, shrivelled, weak, weakened, frail, shrunken, skeletal, rickety, scrawny, cadaverous, wilted, faded, flagging, deteriorating, degenerative;
3 informal Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs: he looked kind of wasted
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  • Jason grinned and went up to the bar to get them enough alcohol to get them completely wasted.
  • You know, some people get totally wasted, and last year there was an accident when somebody fell off a float.
  • We got really wasted and it ended up this guacamole was imported so at the end of the night we got a bill for, like, $200 just for guacamole.

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