Parable vs Prodigal - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between parable and prodigal

is that parable is a short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy while prodigal is a prodigal person, a spendthrift.

As adjectives the difference between parable and prodigal

is that parable is (obsolete) that can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable while prodigal is wastefully extravagant.

As a verb parable

is to represent by parable.

parable

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (=modern) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy
  • ''In the New Testament the parables told by Jesus convey His message, as in "The parable of the prodigal son"
    ''Catholic sermons normally draw on at least one Biblical lecture, often parables .

    See also

    * fable * allegory * pericope * simile

    Verb

    (parabl)
  • To represent by parable.
  • Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled . — Milton.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) That can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable.
  • *, vol.1, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.306:
  • The most parable and easy, and about which many are employed, is to teach a school, turn lecturer or curate [...].
    (Sir Thomas Browne)

    Anagrams

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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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  • Synonyms

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    Antonyms

    * (a prodigal person) frugal

    Derived terms

    * prodigal son

    Noun

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

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