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Wordnet 3.0


1. not used to good advantage;
- Example: "squandered money cannot be replaced"
- Example: "a wasted effort"
[syn: squandered, wasted]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squander \Squan"der\ (skw[o^]n"d[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squandered (-d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.] [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqv[aum]tta to squirt, sqv[aum]ttra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.] 1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate. [1913 Webster] The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

squandered adj 1: not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort" [syn: squandered, wasted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "squandered": ablated, by the board, consumed, depleted, dissipated, down the drain, eroded, expended, forfeit, forfeited, gone, gone to waste, irretrievable, long-lost, lost, lost to, misspent, out the window, run to seed, shrunken, spent, used, used up, wasted, worn away