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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wastefully, prodigallyadverb

    to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree

    "we are still prodigally rich compared to others"


  1. prodigallyadverb

    In a prodigal manner; extravagantly or wastefully.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prodigallyadverb

    Profusely; wastefully; extravagantly.

    Etymology: from prodigal.

    We are not yet so wretched in our fortunes,
    Nor in our wills so lost, as to abandon
    A friendship prodigally, of that price
    As is the senate and the people of Rome. Ben Jonson.

    I cannot well be thought so prodigally thirsty of my subjects blood, as to venture my own life. Charles I .

    The next in place and punishment are they,
    Who prodigally throw their souls away;
    Fools, who repining at their wretched state,
    And loathing anxious life, suborn’d their fate. Dryden.

    Nature not bounteous now, but lavish grows,
    Our paths with flow’rs she prodigally strows. Dryden.


  1. prodigally

    Prodigally refers to a manner characterized by spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant. It may also refer to behavior that is generously abundant or yielding in abundance. Essentially, it relates to the characteristics of a prodigal - someone who spends lavishly, wastefully, or to excess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigallyadverb

    in a prodigal manner; with profusion of expense; extravagantly; wasteful; profusely; lavishly; as, an estate prodigally dissipated

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodigally in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prodigally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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