Synonyms for (adjective) wasted

Synonyms: haggard, skeletal, cadaverous, bony, emaciated, gaunt, wasted, pinched

Definition: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Usage: 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

Similar words: thin, lean

Definition: lacking excess flesh

Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare


Synonyms: wasted, squandered

Definition: not used to good advantage

Usage: squandered money cannot be replaced; a wasted effort

Similar words: lost

Definition: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered

Usage: a lost child; lost friends; his lost book; lost opportunities


Synonyms: otiose, superfluous, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wasted

Definition: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

Usage: otiose lines in a play; advice is wasted words; a pointless remark; a life essentially purposeless; senseless violence

Similar words: worthless

Definition: lacking in usefulness or value

Usage: a worthless idler