Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wastefulness

2 senses of wastefulness

Sense 1
thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness -- (the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities")
       => improvidence, shortsightedness -- (a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources)

Sense 2
waste, wastefulness, dissipation -- (useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

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