5 dicționare găsite pentru prodigal
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Prodigal \Prod"i*gal\, n. One who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift. "Noble prodigals of life." --Trench. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Prodigal \Prod"i*gal\, a. [L. prodigus, from prodigere to drive forth, to squander away; pro forward, forth + agere to drive; cf. F. prodigue. See Agent. ] Given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses. [1913 Webster] In fighting fields [patriots] were prodigal of blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Profuse; lavish; extravagant; squandering; wasteful. See Profuse. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
prodigal adj 1: very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain" [syn: lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting] 2: recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures" [syn: extravagant, profligate, spendthrift] 3: marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life" n : a recklessly extravagant consumer [syn: profligate, squanderer]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
208 Moby Thesaurus words for "prodigal": Adamic, abounding, abundant, affluent, aggrandized, alive with, all-sufficing, ample, amplified, aplenty, backsliding, ballyhooed, bibulous, big-time spender, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bristling, bursting, carnal, copious, crapulent, crapulous, crawling, crowded, crowding, diffuse, diffusive, disproportionate, dissipative, easy come, easy go, effuse, effusive, epidemic, erring, exaggerated, excessive, exhaustless, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, exuberant, fallen, fat, fecund, fertile, fleshly, flush, formless, frail, full, galore, generous, gluttonous, grandiloquent, gushing, gushy, high-flown, hyperbolic, immoderate, improvident, impure, in plenty, in profusion, in quantity, incontinent, indulgent, inexhaustible, infirm, inflated, inordinate, intemperate, jam-packed, jammed, lapsed, lavish, liberal, lush, luxuriant, magnified, many, maximal, much, numerous, of easy virtue, opulent, overabundant, overbounteous, overcopious, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overexuberant, overflowing, overgenerous, overgreat, overindulgent, overindulging, overlarge, overlavish, overliberal, overluxuriant, overmuch, overnumerous, overplenteous, overplentiful, overplenty, overpopulated, overpopulous, overpraised, overprolific, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overwrought, packed, peccable, penny-wise and pound-foolish, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, pleonastic, plethoric, populous, postlapsarian, pound-foolish, prevailing, prevalent, prodigal son, productive, profligate, profuse, profusive, proliferating, prolific, puffed, pullulating, rampant, recidivist, recidivistic, reckless, redundant, reiterative, repetitive, replete, rich, rife, riotous, running over, self-indulgent, spend-all, spender, spendthrift, squanderer, squandering, stretched, studded, sumptuous, superabundant, superlative, swarming, swinish, tautologous, teeming, thick, thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thriving, thronged, thronging, too much, touted, unangelic, unbridled, unchaste, unclean, unconstrained, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unfrugal, ungodly, ungood, unlimited, unmeasured, unrestrained, unrighteous, unsaintly, unthrifty, unvirtuous, virtueless, wanton, wasteful, waster, wastethrift, wastrel, wayward, weak, wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesaleDin dicționarul Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
PRODIGAL, civil law, persons. Prodigals were persons who, though of full age, were incapable of managing their affairs, and of the obligations which attended them, in consequence of their bad conduct, and for whom a curator was therefore appointed. 2. In Pennsylvania, by act of assembly, an habitual drunkard is deprived of the management of his affairs, when he wastes his property, and his estate is placed in the bands of a committee.
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