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prodigal

adjective

Synonym Discussion of prodigal

profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint.
    • profuse apologies
lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion.
    • a lavish party
prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources.
    • prodigal spending
luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance.
    • a luxuriant beard
lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance.
    • a lush green lawn
exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly.
    • an exuberant imagination

prodigal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prodigal

  1. someone who spends money freely or foolishly the million-dollar lottery winner was such a prodigal that his windfall was exhausted after only a few years Synonyms of prodigal fritterer, high roller, profligate, spender, spendthrift, squanderer, waster, wastrel Words Related to prodigal dissipate Near Antonyms of prodigal cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwad; conserver, saver Antonyms of prodigal economizer, penny-pincher


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