- Wastefully extravagant.
- He found himself guilty of prodigal spending during the holidays.
- He is a prodigal son.
- (often, followed by of or with) Yielding profusely, lavish.
- She was a merry person, glad and prodigal of smiles.
- How can he be so prodigal with money on such a tight budget?
- Profuse, lavishly abundant.
- (by allusion to the Biblical parable of the prodigal son) returning after abandoning a person, group, or ideal, especially for selfish reasons; behaving as a prodigal son.
- See also Thesaurus:prodigal
- (a prodigal person) frugal
prodigal (plural prodigals)
- A prodigal person, a spendthrift.
- See also Thesaurus:spendthrift