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1. profligate

adjective. ['ˈprɔflɪˌgeɪt'] unrestrained by convention or morality.

Synonyms

  • riotous
  • dissolute
  • degraded
  • debauched
  • dissipated
  • immoral
  • fast
  • degenerate

Antonyms

  • good person
  • scarce
  • quiet
  • high

Etymology

  • profligatus (Latin)

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2. profligate

noun. ['ˈprɔflɪˌgeɪt'] a dissolute man in fashionable society.

Synonyms

  • roue
  • rake
  • rip
  • libertine
  • blood
  • rounder
  • debauchee

Antonyms

  • unfaithful
  • consume
  • unfixed
  • pervious

Etymology

  • profligatus (Latin)

3. profligate

adjective. ['ˈprɔflɪˌgeɪt'] recklessly wasteful.

Synonyms

  • prodigal
  • extravagant
  • spendthrift

Antonyms

  • nonindulgent
  • good
  • righteous
  • immorality

Etymology

  • profligatus (Latin)

4. profligate

noun. ['ˈprɔflɪˌgeɪt'] a recklessly extravagant consumer.

Synonyms

  • squanderer
  • spender
  • spend-all
  • prodigal
  • wastrel
  • waster
  • consumer
  • spendthrift

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • right
  • slow
  • gradual

Etymology

  • profligatus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word profligate


1. Adjective
If you don’t, your bank may feel that your habits are too profligate to merit an increase.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The rose of Sharon is a fast-growing and profligate plant, rapidly stretching out its roots to claim more territory for its own branches and its suckering offspring.

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