1. not used to good advantage (Freq. 1)

squandered money cannot be replaced


a wasted effort

Syn: ↑squandered
Similar to: ↑lost
2. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being (Freq. 1)

otiose lines in a play


advice is wasted words


a pointless remark


a life essentially purposeless


senseless violence

Syn: ↑otiose, ↑pointless, ↑purposeless, ↑senseless, ↑superfluous
Similar to: ↑worthless
Derivationally related forms: ↑senselessness (for: ↑senseless), ↑purposelessness (for: ↑purposeless), ↑pointlessness (for: ↑pointless)
3. 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

bony, ↑cadaverous, ↑emaciated, ↑gaunt, ↑haggard, ↑pinched, ↑skeletal
Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean
Derivationally related forms: ↑gauntness (for: ↑gaunt), ↑boniness (for: ↑bony), ↑bonyness (for: ↑bony)
4. (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 (for: ↑atrophied)

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