Translation of prodigal in Spanish:

prodigal

pródigo, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈprɒdɪɡ(ə)l//ˈprɑdəɡəl/

adjective

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    (wasteful)
    pródigo
    despilfarrador
    to be prodigal with / of sth ser pródigo con algo
    • the prodigal son el hijo pródigo
    • How this will play out, especially given the frequency with which Americans and other prodigal consumers already clog more modern equipment, is one big unknown.
    • His reluctance to utter the word ‘sorry’ in this case might seem odd because Blair used to be notorious for his prodigal use of the apology.
    • Call me reckless, prodigal even, but I've been spending up big on electricity.
    • It is short-sighted and a prodigal use of limited resources.
    • Nearly everywhere there are signs that the prodigal economy is staggering home from its three-year slough of despond.
    • At this point, Leih Tseih reveals his prodigal past to Ku Yum.
    • Team coach Tim Murphy had no doubt that their prodigal first half wastage (they shot ten wides to Ballygunner's two) was critical in determining the outcome.
    • The Tories are non-starters as a party of government and the Lib Dems aspire to be more prodigal spendthrifts than Gordon Brown.
    • This look says that the wearers, whatever they do or say, must be treated like prodigal children rather than responsible adults, and exempts them from all the usual pressures of conformity.
    • It is doubtful if our own rust-bucket Chancellor, with his prodigal handouts, redistributist mania and fiscal incontinence could outdo this supposedly Republican administration.
    • Poor William of Occam (whose logical razor is supposed to cut out unnecessarily prodigal assumptions) must be turning in his grave at the thought of such a multiplication of entities.
    • A second concern is the ‘deficit doesn't matter attitude’ being bandied about by certain prodigal U.S. politicians.
    • Jaded by the excesses of a prodigal youth in English society at home and on the Continent, he is at first merely anxious to relieve his ennui by touring the countryside.
    • Above all, the Executive must curb its own prodigal spending.
    • On the other hand, Justin's father, the prodigal father, was singing and grooving in $2,000 suits that you know Justin is going to be paying for a week from now.
    • Retaining the centralized banking systems that prevail worldwide today with their monstrously prodigal paper instruments is no answer.
    • As Mauss perceptively noted, the gift economy enhances the authority of the most prodigal giver, not of the most aggressive hoarder.
    • Even the sport most apt to have a prodigal star, tennis, rarely has a 19-year-old dominate in the men's game.
    • The film revolves around a prodigal father figure, Royal Tenenbaum, played by Gene Hackman auditioning for the Oscars.
    • Go hard on those sugar farmers, or should I say, go hard on that prodigal federal government.
  • 2formal

    (lavish)
    pródigo
    to be prodigal with / of sth ser pródigo con algo
    • In a book so prodigal of riches one finds, unbelievably, neither an index nor a glossary.
    • 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?
    • A Danish composer whose catalogue contains almost 700 works, Niels Viggo Bentzon was a dynamic creative artist of prodigal talents.
    • Nature is prodigal in its approach to fertility (witness the huge number of sperm in any ejaculation), but we no longer need that prodigality.
    • 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.
    • 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’.
    • The hand is self - addressed as no other organ in the animal kingdom, and it has a prodigal inventiveness permitting choice also unmatched in other living creatures.

noun

formal

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    despilfarrador masculine
    despilfarradora feminine