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If you are a person who spends a lot of money, especially in a foolish, wasteful, or extravagant manner, then you are a ‘spendthrift’. Being so is generally seen as negative and is likely to lead to financial ruin.
We should not be bailing that institution out until they learn to mend their spendthrift ways.
I’m not a spendthrift, but I will happily pay a little extra to buy quality.
Even though I know it is not financially prudent, I admire his spendthriftiness. He lives for the moment.