1. прил.
1) а) неэкономный, расточительный He has been prodigal with company funds. ≈ Он неэкономно тратил деньги компании. Syn : spendthrift, extravagant, wasteful б) щедрый prodigal of praiseщедрый на похвалы Syn : liberal, lavish
2) непомерный, обильный, чрезмерный prodigal expenditure ≈ чрезмерные расходы Syn : excessive, abundantprodigal son
2. сущ. мот, расточитель, транжир Syn : spendthrift, waster мот, транжира - the return of the * (библеизм) возвращение блудного сына расточительный - * spender мот, транжира щедрый - * of benefactions щедрый на благодеяния чрезмерный;
обильный - * expenditure чрезмерные расходы prodigal мот, повеса ~ расточительный ~ чрезмерный, обильный;
the prodigal son библ. блудный сын ~ щедрый;
prodigal of favours щедрый на милости ~ щедрый;
prodigal of favours щедрый на милости ~ чрезмерный, обильный;
the prodigal son библ. блудный сын

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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