Synonyms and related words:
abundance, affluence, aggrandizement, amorality, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplification, amplitude, avalanche, backsliding, ballyhoo, big talk, blowing up, bonanza, bounteousness, bountifulness, bountiousness, bounty, bumper crop, burlesque, caricature, carnality, cloud of words, copiousness, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness, criminality, delinquency, deluge, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, dilatation, dilation, dissipation, drunkenness, effusion, effusiveness, embarras de richesses, enhancement, enlargement, enough, evil, evil nature, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, expansion, extravagance, extravagancy, extreme, exuberance, fecundity, fertility, flood, flow, fluency, foison, formlessness, full measure, fullness, generosity, generousness, gluttony, grandiloquence, great abundance, great plenty, gush, gushing, heightening, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, immorality, improvidence, impurity, incontinence, indiscipline, indulgence, inflation, inordinacy, inordinateness, intemperance, intemperateness, inundation, landslide, lavishness, liberality, liberalness, logorrhea, lots, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, macrology, magnification, maximum, money to burn, moral delinquency, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads, numerousness, opulence, opulency, outpour, outpouring, overabundance, overaccumulation, overbounteousness, overcopiousness, overdoing, overdose, overemphasis, overestimation, overflow, overindulgence, overkill, overlavishness, overluxuriance, overmeasure, overmuchness, overnumerousness, overplentifulness, overplenty, overpopulation, overprofusion, overstatement, oversufficiency, oversupply, palilogy, peccability, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, pleonasm, plethora, prevalence, productiveness, productivity, profligacy, profuseness, profusion, prolificacy, prolificity, puffery, puffing up, quantities, rampancy, rankness, recidivism, recklessness, redundancy, reiteration, reiterativeness, repetition for effect, repetitiveness, repleteness, repletion, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, riot, riotousness, scads, self-indulgence, sensationalism, shower, spate, squandering, stream, stretching, substantiality, substantialness, sumptuousness, superabundance, superfluity, superflux, superlative, swinishness, talkativeness, tall talk, tautology, teemingness, tirade, too much, too-muchness, touting, travesty, unangelicalness, unchastity, uncleanness, unconstraint, uncontrol, ungodliness, ungoodness, unmorality, unrestraint, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unvirtuousness, vice, viciousness, wantonness, waste, wastefulness, waywardness, wealth, wrongdoing

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Prodigality — Prod i*gal i*ty, n. [F. prodigalit[ e], L. prodigalitas. See {Prodigal}.] Extravagance in expenditure, particularly of money; excessive liberality; profusion; waste; opposed to {frugality}, {economy}, and {parsimony}. The prodigality of his wit.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prodigality — index delinquency (misconduct), inconsideration, largess (generosity), misapplication, neglect, waste …   Law dictionary

  • prodigality — mid 14c., from O.Fr. prodigalité (13c.), from M.L. prodigalitas, from prodigus (see PRODIGAL (Cf. prodigal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Prodigality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Prodigality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 prodigality prodigality prodigence| Sgm: N 1 unthriftiness unthriftiness waste Sgm: N 1 profusion profusion profuseness Sgm: N 1 extravagance extravagance Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • prodigality — prodigal ► ADJECTIVE 1) wastefully extravagant. 2) lavish. ► NOUN 1) a prodigal person. 2) (also prodigal son) a person who leaves home to lead a prodigal life but returns repentant. [ORIGIN: with allusion to the parable in the Gospel of Luke,… …   English terms dictionary

  • prodigality — noun see prodigal I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prodigality — /prod i gal i tee/, n., pl. prodigalities for 2, 3. 1. the quality or fact of being prodigal; wasteful extravagance in spending. 2. an instance of it. 3. lavish abundance. [1300 50; ME prodigalite < L prodigalitas wastefulness, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • prodigality — noun a) wasteful extravagance b) lavish generosity …   Wiktionary

  • prodigality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. profligacy, waste; profusion, profuseness; extravagance, squandering; excess, lavishness; liberality. See sufficiency. Ant., economy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Affluence] Syn. money, profusion,… …   English dictionary for students

  • prodigality — prod·i·gal·i·ty || ‚prÉ‘dɪ gælÉ™tɪ /‚prÉ’ n. wastefulness, quality of being over extravagant in spending money; generosity, giving lavishly; plenitude, abundance …   English contemporary dictionary

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