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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 waste·ful /ˈwestfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waste·ful a.
 1. Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.
 2. Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.
 3. Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.  [Obs.]
    In wilderness and wasteful desert strayed.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- Lavish; profuse; prodigal; extravagant.
 -- Waste*ful*ly, adv. -- Waste*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inefficient in use of time and effort and materials; "a
             clumsy and wasteful process"; "wasteful duplication of
             effort"; "uneconomical ebb and flow of power" [syn: uneconomical]
      2: tending to squander and waste [ant: thrifty]
      3: laying waste; "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"-