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    wasteful (person)

    Dear teachers,

    The word wasteful bears a negative meaning. Could you please kindly explain are there any positive words that bear the same meaning?

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    Jiang

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    Re: wasteful (person)

    Have you looked up 'wasteful' in a dictionary? If you have, you'll know that you can't be wasteful in a positive way.

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    Re: wasteful (person)

    Hi 5jj,

    I did consult dictionaries online but I am afraid there isn't any information on it.

    Jiang

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    Re: wasteful (person)

    Quite. As a definition such as this has a suggestion of negativity, you cannot expect information about how to behave negatively in a positive way.

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    Re: wasteful (person)

    With this (and cheap), you're looking for something that doesn't really exist as they're both negative qualities. One thing you could use is a euphemism to soften the effect, so you could say of a wasteful person that they're not very good with money, if that's what they waste, etc.

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