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Dictionary definition for: Prodigal

1. (n) a recklessly extravagant consumer

2. (s) very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand" "the critics were lavish in their praise" "a munificent gift" "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent" "prodigal praise" "unsparing generosity"

3. (s) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"

4. (s) marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life"

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