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Wasted and not used well - thesaurus

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wasted

adjective

something such as time or money that is wasted is not used effectively

underused

adjective

not used enough, so that people do not get all the benefits that they could

misspent

adjective

wasted or used badly

lost

adjective

lost time or chances have been wasted

underutilized

adjective

formal underused

down the drain

completely lost or wasted

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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