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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-stid]
    • /ˈweɪ stɪd/
    • /ˈweɪs.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-stid]
    • /ˈweɪ stɪd/

Definitions of wasted word

  • adjective wasted not used or in use: waste energy; waste talents. 1
  • adjective wasted (of land, regions, etc.) wild, desolate, barren, or uninhabited; desert. 1
  • adjective wasted (of regions, towns, etc.) in a state of desolation and ruin, as from devastation or decay. 1
  • adjective wasted left over or superfluous: to utilize waste products of manufacture. 1
  • adjective wasted having served or fulfilled a purpose; no longer of use. 1
  • adjective wasted rejected as useless or worthless; refuse: to salvage waste products. 1

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Origin of wasted

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at waste, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Wasted


wasted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wasted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wasted

adjective wasted

  • exhausted — Drained of one's physical or mental resources; very tired.
  • tired — having a tire or tires.
  • tired out — exhausted
  • worn out — worn or used beyond repair.
  • done in — past participle of do1 .

Antonyms for wasted

adjective wasted

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • healthy — possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
  • fat — File Allocation Table
  • worthwhile — such as to repay one's time, attention, interest, work, trouble, etc.: a worthwhile book.
  • sober — not intoxicated or drunk.

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