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prodigaladjective

uk   /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈprɑː.dɪ-/ formal
spending large amounts of money without thinking of the future, in a way that is not wise: There have been rumours that he has been prodigal with company funds.
prodigality
noun [U] uk   /ˌprɒd.ɪˈɡæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌprɑː.dɪˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/
prodigally
adverb uk   us   /əli/
Translations of “prodigal”
in Vietnamese hoang phí…
in Spanish pródigo…
in Thai ฟุ่มเฟือย…
in Malaysian boros…
in French prodigue…
in German verschwenderisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常浪費的,奢侈的…
in Indonesian boros…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常浪费的,奢侈的…
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