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spendthrift spendthriftiness
given to spending money freely
  • How to Memorize
    • spendthrift - wasteful
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsprofligatesquanderer, extravagant,
  • Example(s)
    1. We should not be bailing that institution out until they learn to mend their spendthrift ways.

    2. I’m not a spendthrift, but I will happily pay a little extra to buy quality.

    3. Even though I know it is not financially prudent, I admire his spendthriftiness. He lives for the moment.