Adjective "wasted" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Used or expended carelessly or to no purpose.
  1. 'a wasted opportunity'
  2. 'The story is largely a wasted opportunity to elicit clarifications of ambiguities and contradictions.'
  3. 'On the other hand, I wonder if we won't regret the ridiculous amount of wasted trees and oil we pour into pointless packaging.'
  4. 'This scheme results in a large amount of wasted light, which of course simply goes to further obscure the most majestic of all night time attractions, the star studded sky itself.'
  5. 'It wasn't the hours of toil, sweat and petrol clearing the footpath which concerned me, but the wasted wheat.'
  6. 'But not everybody was so supportive of yesterday's paper, with of the groups representing senior police officers dismissing it as a wasted opportunity.'
  7. 'The result, however, is slower overall performance and wasted resources.'
  8. 'However, this method results in redundancy and wasted resources.'
  9. 'Uninterpretable levels can result in large amounts of wasted laboratory resources.'
  10. 'I feel we've had five years of wasted opportunity.'
  11. 'Each one will waste huge amounts of money moving this stupid mass of sheet metal around, paying for completely wasted fuel.'
  12. 'And, for a while, I thought I might have had a wasted journey.'
  13. 'But the Munster backroom boys don't believe it was a wasted journey.'
  14. 'But multiply 2,000 wasted emails times a million people and you see the magnitude of the problem.'
  15. 'A few will think it a wasted vote, and there are other people to pick on.'
  16. 'With so many wasted votes, election results are badly distorted.'
  17. 'But while every other match was called off early in the day, or even on Friday, Peebles were left to count the cost of a wasted journey.'
  18. 'York City Ladies had a wasted journey last weekend when their game at North Ferriby was called off 20 minutes before kick-off.'
  19. 'He began thinking of the huge travelling contingent from the Highlands sitting above in the stand and wondering if they'd had a wasted journey.'
  20. 'So that was a wasted journey and I had to return back to work an unhappy bunny.'
  21. '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.'
(of a person or a part of the body) weak or emaciated.
  1. 'I felt my life slowly escape my poor, frail and wasted body and I was miserable.'
  2. 'The ripe, red, pulpy flesh of the melons stands in with sickening authenticity for the wasted tissue of the bodies of the wounded men.'
  3. 'A wasted muscle will be weak, and if separation from the motor nerve is complete, so will be the paralysis.'
  4. 'As I look at my flabby body and my wasted muscles it is truly amazing that it managed to run 26.2 miles just 52 weeks ago.'
  5. 'A wasted baby, apparently the youngest child, moaned in a corner of the room.'
  6. 'The end was sad, the wasted figure in a wheelchair being lifted into a helicopter sketching a parody of the brave gestures of old.'
  7. '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.'
  8. '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.'
Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  1. 'Quickly, Ally rolled over and put her back to the door, deciding to pretend that she was asleep because there was absolutely no way that she was going to talk to him when he was wasted.'
  2. 'My roommate took me to a bar called The Buffalo, and we got just wasted…'
  3. 'She swigs a third and realizes she is too wasted to think about her thudding head.'
  4. 'Jason grinned and went up to the bar to get them enough alcohol to get them completely wasted.'
  5. 'You know, some people get totally wasted, and last year there was an accident when somebody fell off a float.'
  6. 'Matthew was too wasted to know Jay's signal to the bartender.'
  7. 'The guy keeps offering me beer, and you know I'm wasted, so I don't know what I'm doing.'
  8. 'She started going out every night, and when she back home in the early hours of the morning she was always wasted.'
  9. 'Usually she was wasted, slurring her words, and my mother would come out and tell her she needed to leave.'
  10. 'She was completely wasted, and just got rejected by two guys.'


1. waste (defs 26–28).

2. done to no avail; useless: wasted efforts.

3. physically or psychologically exhausted; debilitated: to be wasted by a long illness.

4. Slang. overcome by the influence of alcohol or drugs.

5. Archaic. (of time) gone by.

More examples(as adjective)

"resources can be wasted in companies."

"people can be wasted in/at/on years."

"looks can be wasted on farmers."

"ironies can be wasted upon people."

"faults can be wasted by finishings."

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