Definitions for profligateˈprɒf lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt
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prof•li•gateˈprɒf lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt(adj.)
utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
recklessly prodigal or extravagant.
(n.)a profligate person.
Origin of profligate:
1525–35; < L prōflīgātus broken down in character, degraded, orig. ptp. of prōflīgāre to shatter, debase =prō-pro -1+-flīgāre, der. of flīgere to strike; see inflict , -ate1
rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue(noun)
a dissolute man in fashionable society
prodigal, profligate, squanderer(adj)
a recklessly extravagant consumer
extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)
"prodigal in their expenditures"
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast(adj)
unrestrained by convention or morality
"Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
overthrown; beaten; conquered
broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch
an abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person
to drive away; to overcome
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