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