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prodigal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprodigalprod‧i‧gal1 /ˈprɒdɪɡəl $ ˈprɑː-/ adjective [usually before noun] formal 🔊 🔊 1 prodigal son/daughter2 WASTE somethingspending money, wasting time etc in a careless way syn extravagant 🔊 a prodigal lifestyle
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prodigalA prodigal daughter, I had learned in only one day, I was not.They came back on a parade float of prodigal love and public money, promising entertainment, nostalgia and success.This is the distinctive method of instruction at Oxford, and it is extremely prodigal of time.There was the prodigal scene at the door.The prodigal son had returned to Parkhead.He is a classic modern tough guy as well as being an Old Testament prodigal son.The play, very moral in tone throughout, is a reworking of the theme of the return of the prodigal son.
prodigalprodigal2 noun [countable] literary 🔊 🔊 WASTE somethingsomeone who spends money carelessly and wastes their time – used humorously
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prodigalBut once connected, it was a different story one was taken in and cosseted like the biblical prodigal.
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