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prodigal

[prod-i-guhl]
adjective
1.
wastefully or recklessly extravagant: prodigal expenditure.
2.
giving or yielding profusely; lavish (usually followed by of or with ): prodigal of smiles; prodigal with money.
3.
lavishly abundant; profuse: nature's prodigal resources.
noun
4.
a person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift.

Origin:
1500–10; back formation from prodigality

prodigally, adverb


1. profligate. See lavish. 2, 3. copious, bounteous. 4. waster, wastrel.


1. cautious, provident.
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prodigal (ˈprɒdɪɡəl)
 
adj
1.  recklessly wasteful or extravagant, as in disposing of goods or money
2.  lavish in giving or yielding: prodigal of compliments
 
n
3.  a person who spends lavishly or squanders money
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin prōdigālis wasteful, from Latin prōdigus lavish, from prōdigere to squander, from pro-1 + agere to drive]
 
prodi'gality
 
n
 
'prodigally
 
adv

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prodigal
mid-15c., back formation from prodigiality (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. prodigalite (13c.), from L.L. prodigalitatem (nom. prodigalitas) "wastefulness," from L. prodigus "wasteful," from prodigere "drive away, waste," from pro- "forth" + agere "to drive" (see act). First ref. is to
prodigial son, from Vulgate L. filius prodigus (Luke xv.11-32).
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