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synonyms for wastrel

  • idler
  • profligate
  • rake
  • spendthrift
  • squanderer
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • waster
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I pushed all that away with a preoccupied hand, not as part and parcel of my wastrel living but in my assured Artist-temper.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
Drunkenness and an iron social system manufactured the criminal, the wastrel, the lunatic, and we dealt with the waste product.
CHRISTIANITY AND PROBLEMS OF TO-DAY: LECTURES DELIVERED BEFORE LAKE FOREST COLLEGE ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE LATE WILLIAM BROSSJOHN HUSTON FINLEY
He came from Stappen under Snaefell, and was known there for a wastrel.
THE BONDMANHALL CAINE
Above the tiny stone-built village of Wastrel-dale the Muir Pike nods its massive head.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
Sam'l took him up bodily and carried him down the slope to the Wastrel, shaking him gently as he went.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
Public opinion said that "there would have been no sense in her going dangling after her wastrel of a father."
THE CARD, A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN THE FIVE TOWNSARNOLD BENNETT
Indeed it began to come upon him very strongly that she was altogether too good to be thrown away on a wastrel such as Gerald.
A WOMAN'S BURDENFERGUS HUME
Drunkard and wastrel though the man was, those words could not be forgotten, would never be forgotten again.
THE CATHEDRALSIR HUGH WALPOLE
How could he do otherwise, when by no possibility could the suit of such a penniless wastrel as himself be crowned with success?
A TRAITOR'S WOOINGHEADON HILL
Poor wee thing, she had given herself t' some wastrel, no doubt!
HARBOR TALES DOWN NORTHNORMAN DUNCAN
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WORDS RELATED TO WASTREL

  • bum
  • good-for-nothing
  • layabout
  • lazy person
  • loafer
  • ne'er-do-well
  • slacker
  • sluggard
  • wastrel
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