What does profligacy mean?

Definitions for profligacy
ˈprɒf lɪ gə siprofli·ga·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extravagance, prodigality, profligacy(noun)

    the trait of spending extravagantly

  2. profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness(noun)

    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure


  1. profligacy(Noun)

    Careless wastefulness.

  2. profligacy(Noun)

    Shameless and immoral behaviour.

  3. Origin: profligate + -y

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profligacy(adj)

    the quality of state of being profligate; a profligate or very vicious course of life; a state of being abandoned in moral principle and in vice; dissoluteness

  2. Origin: [See Profligate, a.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profligacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profligacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • VerschwendungGerman
  • spreco, sperpero, sregolatezza, dissolutezzaItalian
  • roekeloosheid, losbandigheid, verspillingDutch
  • rozrzutnośćPolish
  • licenciosidade, devassidão, libertinagem, desperdício, prodigalidade, esbanjamentoPortuguese
  • расточительность, распутствоRussian

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