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Definition of "prodigality" [prod•i•gal•i•ty]

  • Extravagant wastefulness. (noun)
  • Profuse generosity. (noun)
  • Extreme abundance; lavishness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prodigality" in a sentence
  • "Has she not bestowed on him every gift in prodigality?"
  • "83 But this vain prodigality, which the prudence of Diocletian might justly despise, was enjoyed with surprise and transport by the Roman people."
  • "She there appears surrounded by the luxuriance of vegetable life: she pours forth her bounty with a profusion which the partizans of utility would call prodigality, and covers the earth with a splendour of beauty, which serves no other purpose than to minister to the delight of human existence."