Character 7
Hyphenation wast rel
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Definitions and meanings of "Wastrel"

What do we mean by wastrel?

One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate. noun

An idler or a loafer. noun

Anything cast away as spoiled in the making, or bad; waste; refuse. noun

Anything allowed to run to waste. noun

A profligate. noun

Any waste thing or substance. noun

Waste land or common land. noun

A profligate. noun

A neglected child; a street Arab. noun

Anything cast away as bad or useless, as imperfect bricks, china, etc. noun

One who is profligate, who wastes time or resources extravagantly. noun

Someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently noun

One who is profligate, who wastes time or resources extravagantly.

A neglected child.

Refuse; rubbish.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Wastrel

The word "wastrel" in example sentences

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"wastrel" with a rifle, for his shy eyes gave the lie to his oily tongue. ❋ A. G. Hales (N/A)

Second- and third-place rivals Zhenai and Baihe require an upfront fee or provide a personality matching service, intended to filter out wastrel Lotharios. ❋ Tom Orlik (2011)

Mr. May interprets the parable of the Prodigal Son, for example, as not about divine forgiveness but about a father who happens to prefer his wastrel offspring to his dutiful brother. ❋ Charlotte Allen (2011)

As almost every Christian knows, the story is about a father who forgives his wastrel son, a young man who has not only spent all that he has on fast living, but also has rejected the father. ❋ S.J. Rev. James Martin (2011)

A drug-addled, self-pitying wastrel was not about to fit into this glowing template. ❋ Unknown (2010)

A shrewd ruler, not a wastrel, though she worked her bed as no one before or since. ❋ Sarah Ruden (2010)

There might be problems with the fileshare site or your ability to access it, or with servers and attachment sizes, or with wastrel writers making cock-ups. ❋ Hal Duncan (2010)

Put that notion on the table today and we could probably cut a half-trillion AT LEAST from that massive wastrel. ❋ Unknown (2010)

‘A thirty-one year old wastrel’, as his mother describes him, a ‘booze-hound’. ❋ Unknown (2010)

If anything is clear after last week's meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy it is that the Lady is not for turning from her mission to prevent the wastrel nations of the euro zone from feasting on the productivity and hard work of her voters. ❋ Irwin Stelzer (2011)

The play follows Hester's affair with former RAF pilot Freddie Page, who turns out to be a callow wastrel. ❋ Unknown (2011)

April 20th, 2010 at 4: 01 am zirconia-blank says: the analyst is the lie, the expert in the TV and so on is only the wastrel. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Roman tales of Cleopatra as louche and languid, a bedizened wastrel, are probably crudely slanted. ❋ Sarah Ruden (2010)

A ruined wastrel, he lives with his wealthy brother, Sir John, as a humble pensioner ruthlessly exploited by his sister-in-law and his nieces. ❋ Unknown (2011)

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