"prodigal" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 78313 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., n.,
Words that start with "prodigal": 4
Words that end with "prodigal": 1
Words that contain "prodigal": 4
Next words in dictionary: prodigality, prodigalize, prodigally, prodigate, prodigence, prodigies, prodigious, prodigiously, prodigiousness, prodigy
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English Dictionary Definition of prodigal

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