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wasteful +‎ -ly


wastefully (comparative more wastefully, superlative most wastefully)

  1. In a wasteful manner.
    • 2015, Paul Wilson, Alexis Sánchez sends Arsenal into final after gallant Reading go the distance (in The Guardian, 18 April 2015)[1]
      Özil was narrowly wide with a free-kick after Nathaniel Chalobah fouled Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla shot wastefully over the bar, before Arsenal nearly managed to take the lead just before the half-hour.
    • 2011 October 1, David Ornstein, “Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      City carried little threat in the early stages and when they did work an opportunity on 10 minutes, Dzeko's replacement Balotelli shot wastefully over the bar.