Prodigal vs Sumptuous - What's the difference?

prodigal | sumptuous |


As adjectives the difference between prodigal and sumptuous

is that prodigal is wastefully extravagant while sumptuous is magnificent, luxurious, splendid.

As a noun prodigal

is a prodigal person, a spendthrift.

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

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (a prodigal person) frugal

    Derived terms

    * prodigal son

    Noun

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

    * See also

    sumptuous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Magnificent, luxurious, splendid.
  • * 1764 , :
  • Though poor the peasant’s hut, his feasts though small,
    He sees his little lot the lot of all;
    Sees no contiguous palace rear its head
    To shame the meanness of his humble shed;
    No costly lord the sumptuous banquet deal
    To make him loathe his vegetable meal;
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1829 , author= , title=The Alhambra citation , passage=I wandered on until I came to a sumptuous palace with a garden adorned with fountains and fishponds, and groves and flowers, and orchards laden with delicious fruit.}}
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Cabaye pulled all the strings in a dominant home performance and capped a majestic individual display with a sumptuous first-time finish into the far corner for his second goal of the afternoon.}}

    Synonyms

    * lavish

    Derived terms

    * sumption * sumptuary * sumptuousness