What does profligate mean?

Definitions for profligateˈprɒf lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word profligate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue(noun)

    a dissolute man in fashionable society

  2. prodigal, profligate, squanderer(adj)

    a recklessly extravagant consumer

  3. extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift(adj)

    recklessly wasteful

    "prodigal in their expenditures"

  4. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profligate(adj)

    overthrown; beaten; conquered

  2. Profligate(adj)

    broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch

  3. Profligate(noun)

    an abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person

  4. Profligate(verb)

    to drive away; to overcome

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Profligate

    prof′li-gāt, adj. abandoned to vice: without virtue or decency: dissolute: prodigal: (obs.) overthrown, defeated.—n. one leading a profligate life: one shamelessly vicious: an abandoned person.—ns. Prof′ligacy, Prof′ligateness, state or quality of being profligate: a vicious course of life.—adv. Prof′ligately. [L. profligatus, pa.p. of profligārepro, forward, fligĕre, to dash.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profligate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profligate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for profligate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tuhlaavainen, paheellinenFinnish
  • erkölcstelen, feslett, tékozlóHungarian
  • անառակArmenian
  • borosIndonesian
  • dissolutoItalian
  • 방탕자Korean
  • расточительный, развратный, транжир, распутник, мот, распутный, расточитель, развратник, неэкономныйRussian

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