This time, we're gonna analyze the differences and similarities between these two words. Well, wanna join me? Let's begin.

"Waste" vs. "Waist" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

These two are only similar in that they are homophones. However, 'waste' refers to rubbish that we tend to get rid of, while, 'waist' is part of the human body.

Differences

'Waste' refers to anything rubbish that we no longer need and get rid of, whereas, 'waist' is part of the human body below the ribs. Look at the examples below:

He held me close and put his arm around my waist.

We have to do something about these waste areas.

Similarities

These two are only similar in that they have identical pronunciations.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since these two have completely different meanings, they cannot be used interchangeably. 'Waist' refers to part of the human body, while, 'waste' refers to anything that we no longer need and tend to get rid of. Compare:

✓ The moment she got close to me, she stabbed me in the waist.

X The moment she got close to me, she stabbed me in the waste.

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