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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prod·i·gal /ˈprɑdɪgəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prod·i·gal a.  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.
    In fighting fields [patriots]  were prodigal of blood.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Profuse; lavish; extravagant; squandering; wasteful. See Profuse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]