Translation of prodigal in Spanish:
- 1.1 (wasteful) pródigo, despilfarrador to be prodigal
witho [formal] ofsth ser* pródigo conalgo, despilfarrar algo the prodigal son [Bible] el hijo pródigo 1.2 (lavish) [formal] pródigo to be prodigal witho ofsth ser* pródigo enalgoExample sentences
- It is short-sighted and a prodigal use of limited resources.
- Call me reckless, prodigal even, but I've been spending up big on electricity.
- Above all, the Executive must curb its own prodigal spending.
- Beside the little plateau a rocky basin of roughly the same shape and dimensions caught the thundering water in its downward rush, tossing it high, splashing and spraying, breezing falling flowers and mist with prodigal liberality.
- Caesar, or Christ, that is the question: the vast, attractive, skeptical world, with its pleasures and ambitions and its prodigal promise, or the meek, majestic, and winning figure of Him of Nazareth?
- As a small boy, Stephen showed few signs of prodigal genius; he was slow to learn to read but liked to take things apart - a way of ‘finding out how the world around me worked’.
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