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prodigal

  

      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 prodigalis wasteful, from Latin prodigus lavish, from prodigere to squander, from pro-1 + agere to drive)  
  prodigality      n  
  prodigally      adv  
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prodigal

  

      adj  
1    excessive, extravagant, immoderate, improvident, intemperate, profligate, reckless, spendthrift, squandering, wanton, wasteful  
2    bounteous, bountiful, copious, exuberant, lavish, luxuriant, profuse, sumptuous, superabundant, teeming  
      n  
3    big spender, profligate, spendthrift, squanderer, wastrel  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    economical, frugal, miserly, parsimonious, sparing, stingy, thrifty, tight  
2    deficient, lacking, meagre, scanty, scarce, short, sparse  

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