prodigal - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] literary 

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/ˈprɒdɪɡ(ə)l/
singularprodigal
pluralprodigals
singularprodigal son
pluralprodigal sons

or prodigal son 

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  1. someone who leaves home and does a lot of things that people do not approve of but still receives a very friendly welcome when they return home