noun, plural prod·i·gal·i·ties for 2, 3.
Origin of prodigality
Examples from the Web for prodigality
He soon became famous at court for his prodigality and dissolute manners.
He entertained in baronial style, but without ostentation or prodigality, and on old-fashioned dishes.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
He has the crime of prodigality, and the wretchedness of parsimony.Life of Johnson|James Boswell
Something of its prodigality of resources became set forth to the world.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
He marvelled at the prodigality that Nature had displayed—at the treasures she had squandered to accomplish her purpose!Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
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).