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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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Whenever I read St Luke's Gospel and his unique recording of the parables of the Prodigal Son, The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, I am reminded of these young people.
Financial adviser Nathan Dungan explains in his new book 'Prodigal Sons and Material Girls: How Not to Be Your Child's ATM' how to give children a sense of financial responsibility.
As an instrumentalist, he continues to shine with prodigal talent, as evidenced by his work on a heart-rending cover of the 1977 Wings chestnut "Mull of Kintyre"--on which he's joined by Dallas Smith of MTV-adored rockers Default.
And though a bit of a prodigal son -- Franklin was kicked out of his first college, for example, because he kept a date out overnight--at 22 he redevoted his life to Jesus, and in 1976 joined another ministry: Samaritan's Purse.
TRAINER Val Ward had reason to rejoice when her Prodigal Son made his return from the wilderness in the opening handicap hurdle, gaining his first win in over two years under a determined
Not long before his sudden death, Henri Nouwen, a Roman Catholic priest and author of 40 contemplative books, wrote a book whose Dutch title translates as `Finally Home' (published in English as The return of the prodigal son), with thoughts about Rembrandt's painting of the same name.
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins.
IT is my purpose in this essay to explore Shakespeare's use of the parable of the prodigal son in The Merchant of Venice and to analyze it in relation to what Alan R.
In Brussels, the last autumn of the century (depending on how you count them) will be marked by the return of Belgium's prodigal son.
Coming Home Again: American Family Drama and the Figure of the Prodigal. By GEOFFREY S.
For expressions of prodigal expressions of prodigal read expressions of prodigal.
The word "prodigal" appears more often in The Merchant of Venice than in any other play of Shakespeare's, yet the relevance to the play of the parable of the Prodigal Son has excited little critical attention.(1) Not only is Bassanio called "prodigal" by himself and Shylock, but Shylock also calls Antonio "a prodigal," and Gratiano alludes to the parable of the Prodigal Son just before Lorenzo elopes with Jessica.
Prodigal Son Biblical character who squandered his patrimony and returned to his father's home in poverty, in a parable attributed to Jesus in the Gospel According to Luke.
Much like the elder son in the biblical story of the prodigal son, he deeply resents his parents' acceptance of Babe Brother's antics, knowing that his would not be tolerated in kind.