Definition of "prodigal" [prod•i•gal]

  • (adjective) Rashly or wastefully extravagant: prodigal expenditures on unneeded weaponry; a prodigal life.
  • (adjective) Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse: prodigal praise. See Synonyms at profuse.
  • (noun) One who is given to wasteful luxury or extravagance.

Use "prodigal" in a sentence

  • ""The foogin 'prodigal RETURNS" made me laugh out loud."
  • "The word prodigal, from Greek , doesn’t mean “wayward”; it means “wastefully extravagant.”"
  • "Yo, bible bashing book dad, your bastard prodigal is a man of science."

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