Translation of wasteful in Spanish:

wasteful

despilfarrador, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈweɪstfʊl//ˈweɪs(t)fəl//ˈweɪstf(ə)l/

adjective

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    (person) despilfarrador
    (person) derrochador
    (method) poco económico
    a wasteful use of resources una manera poco económica de utilizar los recursos
    • she's wasteful with paper desperdicia mucho papel
    • Similar examples of irrational and wasteful uses of water can be found elsewhere.
    • This is a wasteful process causing a net loss of nitrogen to the animal and pollution of the environment.
    • So while the war will probably be wasteful, I doubt it will have much effect one way or the other.
    • Local authority chiefs are insistent that the characterisation of councils as wasteful bureaucracies is wrong.
    • Not to do so would be wasteful, an offence against Scottish thrift and against her tireless spirit.
    • They have also dismissed the borough's 30th anniversary event as wasteful.
    • I put this down to us eating a relatively healthy diet and not convenience foods which come with too much wasteful packaging.
    • It's a very wasteful process, almost entirely due to the fine mesh of the nets.
    • Simply put: it's wasteful and irresponsible to squander our precious resources on a luxury item like meat.
    • We are finding that they are disappearing fast because of careless, wasteful use of outdoor light.
    • When the cost of living increases, everybody will cut wasteful expenditure.
    • Restoring the dividend tax credit would be a better use of public money than much of the government's wasteful spending.
    • As energy prices soar, it will seem ludicrously wasteful to cart goods halfway round the world.
    • I had not realised before what an wasteful source of power it is.
    • She has a lot of lavish, wasteful spending in her budget in particular, and I'd like to cut that.
    • This saves the society from wasteful investment and ensures efficient use of scarce resources.
    • Other items of wasteful consumption include unused gym subscriptions and sports equipment.
    • The stuff about them being more dangerous and needlessly wasteful is true, but that's just extra ammunition.
    • North Americans are too wasteful, and too ready to turn a blind eye to it.
    • The State is the absolute worst mechanism for this purpose because it is so wasteful and inefficient.