Definition of Profligate

1. Noun. A dissolute man in fashionable society.

Exact synonyms: Blood, Rake, Rakehell, Rip, Roue
Generic synonyms: Debauchee, Libertine, Rounder



2. Adjective. Recklessly wasteful. "Prodigal in their expenditures"

3. Noun. A recklessly extravagant consumer.
Exact synonyms: Prodigal, Squanderer
Generic synonyms: Consumer
Specialized synonyms: Scattergood, Spend-all, Spender, Spendthrift, Waster, Wastrel
Derivative terms: Prodigal, Squander, Squander

4. Adjective. Unrestrained by convention or morality. "Fast women"

Definition of Profligate

1. a. Overthrown; beaten; conquered.

2. n. An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person.

3. v. t. To drive away; to overcome.

Definition of Profligate

1. Adjective. Inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly. ¹

2. Adjective. Immoral; abandoned to vice. ¹

3. Noun. An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person. ¹

4. Noun. An overly wasteful or extravagant individual. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To drive away; to overcome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profligate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profligate

profiters
profitest
profiteth
profiting
profitings
profitless
profitlessly
profitlessness
profitmaking
profits
profitseeking
profitwise
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profligate (current term)
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profluence
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proform
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proforms
profound

Literary usage of Profligate

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1. The Lives and Opinions of Benj'n Franklin Butler: United States District by William Lyon Mackenzie (1845)
"Every profligate vote had his willing signature ; and, in his message of Dec. ... profligate presidents had not been verv particular in their inq lines. ..."

2. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"His profligate political con- duct. good intentions; that be allowed the practice of the Court to remain pretty much as he found it; and that if he saw and ..."

3. Goldsmith's Roman History: Abridged by Himself, for the Use of Schools by Oliver Goldsmith (1825)
"Lentulus, one of his profligate assistants, who had been praetor, or judge in the city, was to preside in their general councils : Cethegus, ..."

4. The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh: Three by James Mackintosh (1848)
"But the profligate expedients were exhausted by which successive ministers had attempted to avert the great crisis, in which the credit and power of the ..."

5. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...by John Walker by John Walker (1810)
"... hinder • lessly [quality of being profligate Prohibition ... ding [contrive, jut out, shoot profligate, ..."

6. The seasons by James Thomson (1824)
"... has not unhappily observed, that this inimitable description of connubial love is forcible enough to affect a Dutchman and to reclaim a profligate. ..."

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