I wish you could delete apps right from the App Store Updates tab. When I see an update is pending for an app I never use, I just want to delete it right there.
- John Gruber

I’ve thought about this a hundred times over the years. This should absolutely be a thing. He then goes on to say the following, which is exactly how I handle the situation too.

The worst part is, what I actually do is Update All, wasting time and data updating an app I’d rather delete, because it’s easier.
- John Gruber