W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyst]
    • /weɪst/
    • /ˈweɪstləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyst]
    • /weɪst/

Definitions of wasteless word

  • verb with object wasteless to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words. 1
  • verb with object wasteless to fail or neglect to use: to waste an opportunity. 1
  • verb with object wasteless to destroy or consume gradually; wear away: The waves waste the rock of the shore. 1
  • verb with object wasteless to wear down or reduce in bodily substance, health, or strength; emaciate; enfeeble: to be wasted by disease or hunger. 1
  • verb with object wasteless to destroy, devastate, or ruin: a country wasted by a long and futile war. 1
  • verb with object wasteless Slang. to kill or murder. 1

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Origin of wasteless

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; 1960-65 for def 6; (adj.) Middle English < Old North French wast (Old French g(u)ast) < Latin vāstus desolate; (v.) Middle English < Old North French waster (Old French g(u)aster) < Latin vāstāre, derivative of vāstus; (noun) Middle English < Old North French wast(e) (Old French g(u)aste), partly < Latin vāstum, noun use of neuter of vāstus, partly derivative of waster; Old North French w-, Old French gu- by influence of cognate with Frankish *wōsti desolate (cognate with Old High German wuosti)

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wasteless popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

wasteless usage trend in Literature

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