Deville made many improvements, but the method remained wasteful and uneconomical, and in 1872 the metal cost 4s.
that it is a wasteful process to put nitrates and manure together on the land.
Pitt's debts were the result of a wasteful indifference to his private affairs.
Even when due allowance has been made for the financial disorder which the Convention inherited from previous assemblies, and for the war which it had to wage against a formidable alliance, it cannot be acquitted of reckless and wasteful maladministration.
The American bale has been described in a standard American book on cotton as " the clumsiest, dirtiest, most expensive and most wasteful package, in which cotton or any other commodity of like value is anywhere put up."