Definitions of prodigal:
  • noun:   a recklessly extravagant consumer
  • adjective:   marked by rash extravagance
    Example: "Led a prodigal life"
  • adjective:   recklessly wasteful
    Example: "Prodigal in their expenditures"
  • adjective:   very generous
    Example: "Prodigal praise"

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