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"prodigal" in British English

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prodigaladjective

uk   /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈprɑː.dɪ-/ formal
prodigality
noun [U] uk   /ˌprɒd.ɪˈɡæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌprɑː.dɪˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/
prodigally
adverb uk   us   /əli/
(Definition of prodigal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “prodigal”
in Spanish pródigo…
in Vietnamese hoang phí…
in Malaysian boros…
in Thai ฟุ่มเฟือย…
in French prodigue…
in German verschwenderisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常浪费的,奢侈的…
in Indonesian boros…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常浪費的,奢侈的…
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