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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word implies a negative judgment about spending habits; it's often a criticism. SlideHer prodigal ways led to a mountain of debt.
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Moral LessonPlay
Used in moral lessons, 'prodigal' can suggest the downfall that follows reckless spending. SlideThe prodigal son learned his lesson after squandering his wealth.
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Cultural ReferencePlay
'Prodigal son' often references the Biblical parable teaching about forgiveness and repentance. SlideHe was treated as the prodigal son upon his return to the company.