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Prodigal appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

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Prodigal (wasteful; extravagant; lavish) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun prodigal

What does prodigal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prodigals

  1. a recklessly extravagant consumer

Alternative definition of the noun prodigal


  1. A prodigal person, a spendthrift.

Definition of the adjective prodigal

What does prodigal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. recklessly wasteful

Alternative definition of the adjective prodigal


  1. wastefully extravagant.
  2. [often, followed by of or with] someone yielding profusely, lavish
  3. profuse, lavishly abundant


  1. "Prodigal" is a 2011 short sci-fi film written by Benjamin Grayson and Travis Crim, and directed by Benjamin Grayson.
  2. "Prodigal" is a film, directed by D. Al'Deighmian Jackson.

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Google previewBattling the Spirit of Perversion (2008)

by Anastasia "Stacie" Peart

The word prodigal means reckless, spoiled, extravagant; lush, profuse. In one dictionary it also means rebellious, which in the Old Testament was punishable by death as described in Deuteronomy 21:18. According to Deuteronomy 21 : 15- 1 6 ...

Google previewA Pun My Word (1991)

A Humorously Enlightened Path to English Usage by Robert Oliver Shipman

As an lawful / legal 131 adjective, prodigal means wastefully or recklessly.

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Quotes about Prodigal

After a thrifty father, a prodigal son.
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1D2I1G2A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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