wasteful (adj.) Old form(s): wastefull , wastfull
destructive, devastating, ruinous
H5 III.i.14[King Henry to all, of a rock] Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean
Mac II.iii.111[Macbeth to all, of the King] his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature / For ruin's wasteful entrance
Sonn.55.5[] When wasteful war shall statues overturn
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