Avaricious vs Prodigal - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between avaricious and prodigal

is that avaricious is actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate|accumulating property while prodigal is wastefully extravagant.

As a noun prodigal is

a prodigal person, a spendthrift.

avaricious

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Alternative forms

* avaritious (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate, accumulating property.
  • * Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854)
  • In a word, he was called a hard, avaricious , rapacious man, whose chief business was to enrich himself...

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    Derived terms

    * avariciously * avariciousness

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    prodigal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • wastefully extravagant.
  • He found himself guilty of prodigal spending during the holidays.
    He is a prodigal son.
  • (often, followed by of or with) someone yielding profusely, lavish
  • She was a merry person, glad and prodigal of smiles.
    How can he be so prodigal with money on such a tight budget?
  • profuse, lavishly abundant
  • returning after abandoning a person, group, or ideal, especially for selfish reasons; being a prodigal son.
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    Antonyms

    * (a prodigal person) frugal

    Derived terms

    * prodigal son

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A prodigal person, a spendthrift.
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