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Synonyms for prodigal

Synonyms for prodigal

characterized by excessive or imprudent spending

given to or marked by unrestrained abundance

a person who spends money or resources wastefully

Synonyms for prodigal

a recklessly extravagant consumer

recklessly wasteful

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The Prodigal is set in 1999 and fans, desperate to know what happens next, are asking for a sequel.
The prodigal son started with a quest for autonomy that lacked propriety and wisdom.
I WAS excited about seeing The Belgrade's original new musical, The Prodigals, after seeing a snippet at the London rehearsals last month - and was not disappointed.
The Prodigals is a musical with its heart in the right place.
Look," said Linda, "now the Prodigals are here to take advantage of an opportunity.
It all turns from God's readiness, the very readiness exhibited in Jesus' life among the socially unwelcome, now welcomed, like the prodigal child, home at last.
The more intriguing question is, why would the prodigal want to come back?
Shepard ties Buried Child not only to Desire under the Elms, but also to the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
There are others, of course, as he applies the biblical parable The Prodigal Son to literature criticism.
Diving into the turbulence of colour, which will reveal his destiny as an artist, young Harwan is ecstatic at his power to paint, and in that state of trance he approaches Rembrandt's painting The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son recounts the misadventures of a young man from a well-to-do family who demands his inheritance early and proceeds to squander it on what the King James Version calls (with admirable economy of language) "riotous living.
Tonight, as Biblequoting Dot tries to prove to her sceptical friends that Nick has turned into a teetotal saint with plumbing qualifications, she becomes the only person in the UK who's the least bit surprised to discover the real reason behind her prodigal son's return.
A third aim, consistently returned to throughout the study, is to dislodge or at least to complicate the portrait of Gascoigne as a Reformed Prodigal.
Having performed on Later With Jools Holland and been nominated for five Radio 2 Folk Awards, Martin is now touring with his Prodigal Son album.