Definitions for Prodigalˈprɒd ɪ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prod•i•gal*ˈprɒd ɪ gəl(adj.)

  1. wastefully or recklessly extravagant.

  2. giving or yielding profusely; lavish (usu. fol. by of or with):

    to be prodigal with money.

  3. lavishly abundant; profuse:

    prodigal resources.

  4. (n.)a person who spends money or uses resources with wasteful extravagance; wastrel or profligate.

* Syn: See lavish.

prod′i•gal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prodigal, profligate, squanderer(adj)

    a recklessly extravagant consumer

  2. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"

Wiktionary

  1. prodigal(Noun)

    A prodigal person, a spendthrift.

  2. prodigal(Adjective)

    wastefully extravagant.

  3. prodigal(Adjective)

    someone yielding profusely, lavish

  4. prodigal(Adjective)

    profuse, lavishly abundant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigal(adj)

    given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses

  2. Prodigal(noun)

    one who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift

Freebase

  1. Prodigal

    Lex recovers his long-lost brother Lucas and uses him in a ploy to buy out his father's share of the company. But it soon becomes clear that Lucas isn't to be trusted, and Lex soon finds himself ousted from his own company.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prodigal(adjective)

spending (money etc) too extravagantly; wasteful.

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