V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

IV. POSSESSIVE RELATIONS

4. Monetary Relations
Prodigality.

[Antonyms: parsimony.]

[Nouns] prodigality, prodigence; unthriftiness, waste; profusion, profuseness; extravagance; squandering; malversation.

prodigal; spendthrift, waste thrift; losel, squanderer, locust; high roller [U.S.].

[Verbs] be prodigal; squander, lavish, sow broadcast; pour forth like water; blow, blow in; pay through the nose (dear) [more]; spill, waste, dissipate, exhaust, drain, eat out of house and home, overdraw, outrun the constable; run out, run through; misspend; throw good money after bad, throw the helve after the hatchet; burn the candle at both ends; make ducks and drakes of one's money; fool away one's money, potter away one's money, muddle away one's money, fritter away one's money, throw away one's money; pour water into a sieve, kill the goose that lays the golden eggs; manger son ble en herbe.

[Adjectives] prodigal, profuse, thriftless, unthrifty, improvident, wasteful, losel, extravagant, lavish, dissipated, overliberal; full-handed (liberal) [more].

penny wise and pound foolish.

[Adverbs] with an unsparing hand; money burning a hole in one's pocket.

[Phrases] amor nummi [Latin]; facile largiri de alieno; wie gewonnen so zerronnen [German]; les fous font les festins et les sages les mangent [French]; "spendthrift alike of money and of wit" [Cowper]; "squandering wealth was his peculiar art" [Dryden].

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