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Definition of the noun squandering

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noun - plural: squanderings

  1. spending resources lavishly and wastefully
    • example: more wasteful than the squandering of time
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: dissipation / waste / wastefulness = useless or profitless activity
    • more specific word: squandermania = prodigious squandering


"Squandering" is a book by Dorothy Monet.

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Google previewThe Legacy of Rousseau (1997)

by Clifford Orwin, Nathan Tarcov

Nature, quasi-teleologically, attempts to produce organisms capable of a self- forgetting squandering of energy and talent to create the beautiful; such squandering is the expression of erotic drives that are prerational and do not conform to any ;...

Google previewEthics of Islam (2003)

It is a virtue to be generous in dispensing property, whereas squandering is a vice and a forbidden act. Generosity (sah├ówat) means to dispense in ...

Google previewBeing After Rousseau (2002)

Philosophy and Culture in Question by Richard L. Velkley

Nature, quasi-teleologically, attempts to produce or- ganisms capable of a self- forgetting squandering of energy and talent to create the beautiful; such squandering is the expression of erotic drives that are prera- tional and do not conform to ;...

Google previewBecoming the Gentleman (2012)

British Literature and the Invention of Modern Masculinity, 1660-1815 by Jason D. Solinger

Squandering is a narrative proposition more at home in epic or mockepic poetry, or best of all, the novel. Indeed, if we want to consider thecultural legacyofthe gentlemanlypersona whose authority dependsupon, and posesa challengeto, ...

Google previewThe Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw

squandering ; past, squandered : s. squanderer. SQUARE, adj. Having right angles: cornered; equal; honest; fair. s. square, squareness : v. square ; pr. par. squaring ; past, squared. SQUASH, s. A kind of ...

Google previewThe Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011)

by Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman

PublicPolicy, and the Kettl, Leadership at the Fed, 1986;Robert Kuttner, The Squandering of America: How the Failure ofOur Politics Undermines OurProsperity, ...

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Squandering the Stimulus Introductions

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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. (John Mason Brown)
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Scrabble value of S1Q10U1A1N1D2E1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 11-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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