March 16th, 2019

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Word of the Day 03/16/19 Prodigal

Prodigal (adjective, noun)
prodigal [prod-i-guhl]

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.

4. a person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift.

Related forms
prod·i·gal·ly , adverb

Related Words
spendthrift, wanton, profligate, lush, waster, wastrel, sport, spender, squanderer, dissipated, excessive, extravagant, immoderate, improvident, intemperate, lavish, reckless, abundant, bountiful, copious

See more synonyms on
1. profligate. 2, 3. copious, bounteous. 4. waster, wastrel.

Synonym study
1. See lavish.

1. cautious, provident.

Origin: First recorded in 1500–10; back formation from prodigality

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