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.
One who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. John Ciardi
If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home. Vance Havner
The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration. Edwin Louis Cole
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little. Hannah More
I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there. Hjalmar Branting