Definition of Squandering

1. Noun. Spending resources lavishly and wastefully. "More wasteful than the squandering of time"

Generic synonyms: Dissipation, Waste, Wastefulness
Specialized synonyms: Squandermania
Derivative terms: Squander

Definition of Squandering

1. Verb. (present participle of squander) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squandering

1. squander [v] - See also: squander

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squandering

squamous pearl
squamous suture
squamously
squamozygomatic
squamula
squamulae
squamulas
squamulate
squamule
squamules
squamulose
squander
squandered
squanderer
squanderers
squandering (current term)
squanderingly
squandermania
squanders
squaraine
squaraines
squarate
square
square(a)
square(p)
square-bashing
square-built
square-dance
square-dance music
square-eyed

Literary usage of Squandering

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1. Insanity and Its Treatment: Lectures on the Treatment, Medical and Legal, of by George Fielding Blandford, Allan McLane Hamilton (1886)
"... dipsomania, squandering of property; while under the second we find homicide, arson, rape, and acts of violence or mischief of innumerable kinds. ..."

2. Le comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet, Pier Angelo Fiorentino, Camille Fontaine (1909)
"He died in poverty in 1871, after squandering a princely fortune in sybaritic luxury. On the Place Malesherbes, Paris, stands a statue, the work of Gustave ..."

3. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1854)
"... Of the various and useless plans of squandering money put in practice* by the king of ... squandering ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1866)
"... shuttle passes through the fabric in the loom ? squandering of the elements of human ... squandering ..."

5. New Probate Law and Practice, with Annotations and Forms: For Use in Alaska by William Smithers Church (1909)
"Drunkard squandering his property. §185. Judgment of drunkenness. 5 186. Relative may make complaint. §187. Service of copy of complaint. § 188. ..."

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