- the quality or fact of being prodigal; wasteful extravagance in spending.
- an instance of it.
- lavish abundance.
Origin of prodigality
Examples from the Web for prodigality
The pyramids are the most conspicuous example of this prodigality.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
His charity was only another form of prodigality, He was a gambler, too.Art in England
His money gone, he was made treasurer of the troupe his prodigality had ruined.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
They have played with number with magnificent audacity and prodigality.Essay on the Creative Imagination
Its prodigality was, to do it justice, tempered by extortion.Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918
Sir Stanley Maude
Word Origin and History for prodigality
mid-14c., from Old French prodigalite (13c., Modern French prodigalité) and directly from Medieval Latin prodigalitatem (nominative prodigalitas) "wastefulness," from Latin prodigialis, from prodigus "wasteful" (see prodigal).