What does the word prodigal mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Prodigality.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who is wasteful or profligate.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Prodigally.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Wasteful; profuse.

Usage examples for prodigal

  1. Why should she not, like the prodigal son, rise and go to her father? – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  2. Perhaps you are thinking of your unworthiness; like the Prodigal Son you are ready to say " Father, I have sinned again and again, I am not worthy to be called Thy son." – The One Great Reality by Louisa Clayton
  3. I have been a wretch, Julita; a prodigal who has in a few years run through the fortune that I inherited from my father. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés