(adjective, verb)


1. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

- advice is wasted words

Similar word(s): worthless, otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous

2. not used to good advantage

- a wasted effort

Similar word(s): lost, squandered

3. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

Similar word(s): atrophied, diminished

4. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

- kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

Similar word(s): lean, thin, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal


1. simple past tense and past participle of waste