V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. someone who is wasteful with money; 2. wasteful in spending
Synonyms: (n.) spender, high-roller, squanderer, waster, (adj.) wasteful, careless, prodigal, profligate, improvident
Antonyms: restrained, moderate, prudent, frugal
Tips: Spendthrift is an ironic word because it sounds like it should mean spending money in a thrifty way. However, spendthrift always refers to wasteful spending, and it may be used as both a noun and an adjective (see usage examples).
She was a spendthrift who went shopping everyday and always bought expensive, designer clothes. (spender, waster, squanderer) noun
The spendthrift politician spent his entire campaign budget long before the election. (wasteful, careless) adjective
The company went bankrupt because of its spendthrift owner. (wasteful, careless) adjective
The spendthrift was forced to file for bankruptcy because of his huge debts. (spender, high-roller) noun
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