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  Definition of Prodigal
  1. a recklessly extravagant consumer
  2. very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity";
  3. marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life"
  4. recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
Similar Words: profligate, squanderer, lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, extravagant, spendthrift

 

Hyponyms: spendthrift, spend-all, spender, scattergood, wastrel, waster

 

Derivational Morphology: consume, squander, waste, ware, blow

 

 
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