AskDefine | Define wasted

Dictionary Definition

wasted adj
1 serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words" [syn: otiose, pointless, superfluous]
2 not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort" [syn: squandered]
3 (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm" [syn: atrophied, diminished] [ant: hypertrophied]
4 very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal]
5 made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape" [syn: blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Not profitably used.
  2. Ravaged or deteriorated.
  3. Emaciated and haggard.
  4. very drunk or stoned.



Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Sanforized, ablated, acarpous, arid, atrophied, attenuated, ausgespielt, bankrupt, barren, blasted, blighted, brittle, broken, burned-out, burnt up, by the board, cadaverous, celibate, childless, consumed, corky, corpselike, depleted, desert, desiccated, desolate, desolated, destroyed, devastated, devitalized, disabled, dissipated, done for, done in, down the drain, down-and-out, drained, dried-up, dry, eaten up, effete, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, enervated, enfeebled, eroded, eviscerated, exhausted, expended, fallen, fallow, fatigued, finished, forfeit, forfeited, fruitless, gaunt, gelded, gone, gone to pot, gone to waste, haggard, hollow-eyed, impotent, impoverished, in ruins, incapacitated, ineffectual, infecund, infertile, irremediable, irretrievable, issueless, jejune, kaput, leached, long-lost, lost, lost to, marantic, marasmic, meager, menopausal, misspent, nonfertile, nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, out the window, overthrown, papery, parched, parchmenty, peaked, peaky, pinched, played out, poor, preshrunk, puny, ravaged, ruined, ruinous, run to seed, run-down, sapped, sear, sere, shriveled, shriveled up, shrunk, shrunken, sine prole, skeletal, spent, spoiled, squandered, starved, starveling, sterile, sucked dry, tabetic, tabid, teemless, thin, uncultivated, underfed, undernourished, undone, unfertile, unfruitful, unplowed, unproductive, unprolific, unsown, untilled, used, used up, virgin, waste, wasted away, weakened, weazened, weazeny, wilted, withered, without issue, wizen, wizen-faced, wizened, worn, worn away, worn-out, wraithlike, wrecked, wrinkled
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