Profligate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈprɑːflɪɡət|  American pronunciation of the word profligate
Brit.  |ˈprɒflɪɡət|  British pronunciation of the word profligate


- a dissolute man in fashionable society (syn: blood, rake, rakehell, rip, roue)
- a recklessly extravagant consumer (syn: prodigal)


- recklessly wasteful (syn: extravagant, prodigal, spendthrift)
- unrestrained by convention or morality (syn: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, riotous)

Extra examples

She was very profligate in her spending.

...profligate movie producers hoping to create the next blockbuster...

...a profligate who could not really afford the grand style he maintained at Monticello, Jefferson died deeply in debt...

...a drunken profligate, he was given to wretched excess in every aspect of his life...

Everyone seemed fond of statistics, but the counterterrorism experts were especially profligate with numbers.

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