- 1too willing to spend money or waste time, energy, or materials synonym extravagant
- 2 a prodigal administration Idioms
a person who leaves home and wastes their money and time on a life of pleasure, but who later is sorry about this and returns home
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NAmE//ˌprɑdəˈɡælət̮i//noun [uncountable] They criticized the prodigality of the administration.