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adjective as in prodigal

adjective as in profligate

noun as in lavishness

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Example Sentences

This is a remarkable squandering of resources for this OPEC nation with one of the largest proven reserves.

Paul skipped his final exams, squandering his shot at university.

They waited too long, squandering the political opening afforded by Newtown.

But by simply withdrawing from the public square, as George W. Bush has done, Romney would be squandering a prime opportunity.

So squandering away decades of a sterling credit rating over a “contentious and fitful process” will seem petty.

Unfortunately, this enthusiasm found a vent too often in silly and thoughtless squandering of money on the soldiers.

Reflect how plainly incompatible a habit of squandering it is, with the frame of mind which is the fruit of Christianity.

Lands their forebears had won by lance and sword, they were squandering away as fast as ever they could.

After squandering all his fortune, he marries a young girl, whom he wants to have act as his nurse.

He had always been possessed of a leisure which he had nursed and protected, instead of squandering it in vain activities.


On this page you'll find 463 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to squandering, such as: profligate, spendthrift, wanton, dissipated, excessive, and extravagant.

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