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prod·i·gal

 (prŏd′ĭ-gəl)
adj.
1. Rashly or wastefully extravagant: prodigal expenditures on unneeded weaponry; a prodigal nephew who squandered his inheritance.
2. Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse: "the infinite number of organic beings with which the sea of the tropics, so prodigal of life, teems" (Charles Darwin). See Synonyms at profuse.
n.
One who is given to wasteful luxury or extravagance.

[Late Middle English, probably back-formation from Middle English prodigalite, from Old French, from Late Latin prōdigālitās, from Latin prōdigus, prodigal, from prōdigere, to drive away, squander : prōd-, prō-, for, forth; see proud + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

prod′i·gal′i·ty (-găl′ĭ-tē) n.
prod′i·gal·ly adv.
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prod•i•gal•i•ty

(ˌprɒd ɪˈgæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. wasteful extravagance.
2. an instance of this.
3. lavish abundance.
[1300–50; Middle English prodigalite < Late Latin prōdigālitās= Latin prōdig(us) extravagant (adj. derivative of prōdigere to drive out, waste, squander = prod-, variant of prō- pro-1 + -igere, comb. form of agere to act)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prodigality - the trait of spending extravagantly
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
2.prodigality - excessive spending
waste, wastefulness, dissipation - useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
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prodigality

noun
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Translations
إسْراف، تَبْذير
hýření
ødselhed
eyîslusemi
savurganlık

prodigality

[ˌprɒdɪˈgælɪtɪ] Nprodigalidad f
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prodigality

n (liter)Verschwendungssucht f; (= lavishness)Fülle f, → Üppigkeit f
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prodigality

[ˌprɒdɪˈgælɪtɪ] nprodigalità
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prodigal

(ˈprodigəl) adjective
spending (money etc) too extravagantly; wasteful.
ˈprodigally adverb
ˌprodiˈgality (-ˈgӕ-) noun
the prodigal son
1. a disobedient and irresponsible son who wastes money on a life of pleasure and later returns home to ask for his parents' forgiveness.
2. a person who acts irresponsibly and later regrets it.
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References in classic literature ?
Fouquet no ill-will; I only dreaded his prodigalities."