Meaning of “prodigal” in the English Dictionary

"prodigal" in British English

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prodigaladjective

uk /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl/ us /ˈprɑː.dɪ.ɡəl/ formal
prodigality
noun [ U ] uk /ˌprɒd.ɪˈɡæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌprɑː.dɪˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/
prodigally
adverb uk /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl.i/ us /ˈprɑː.dɪ.ɡəl.i/

(Definition of “prodigal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prodigal" in American English

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prodigaladjective

us /ˈprɑd·ɪ·ɡəl/

esp. fml tending to spend or use something without thinking of the future:

He was prodigal with his talents.

(Definition of “prodigal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)