One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it was a wasted effort’
squandered, misspent, misdirected, misused, dissipated, frittered away
pointless, useless, unnecessary, needless, not needed
informal blown, splurged
2‘a wasted opportunity’
missed, lost, past, forfeited, neglected, squandered, bungled, gone, gone by the board
informal down the drain
3‘I'm wasted in this job’
underemployed, underused, too good for
abandoned, neglected, forgotten, disregarded, languishing
4‘his skinny wasted legs’
emaciated, atrophied, withered, shrivelled, weak, weakened, frail, shrunken, skeletal, rickety, scrawny, cadaverous, wilted, faded, flagging, deteriorating, degenerative
gaunt, haggard, wizened, undernourished, starved, half-starved
5‘everybody at the party was pretty wasted’
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