prodigality

[ prod-i-gal-i-tee ]
/ ˌprɒd ɪˈgæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural prod·i·gal·i·ties for 2, 3.

the quality or fact of being prodigal; wasteful extravagance in spending.
an instance of it.
lavish abundance.

Origin of prodigality

1300–50; Middle English prodigalite < Latin prōdigālitās wastefulness, equivalent to prōdig(us) extravagant + -āl(is) -al1 + -itās -ity

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prodigality

prodigality profligacy
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