Meaning of prodigal
Pronunciation: (prod'i-gul), [key]
- wastefully or recklessly extravagant: prodigal expenditure.
- giving or yielding profusely; lavish (usually fol. by of or with): prodigal of smiles; prodigal with money.
- lavishly abundant; profuse: nature's prodigal resources.
- a person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift.
- prodigal (Thesaurus)