profligate
I (corrupt) adjective abandoned to vice, base, corrupted, debauched, degenerate, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissipated, dissipative, dissolute, evil, evil-minded, fallen, flagitious, foul, heinous, immoral, indecent, infamous, iniquitous, lacking decency, lacking principle, lacking shame, lawless, lost to principle, lost to virtue, morally evil, nefarious, offensive, peccant, perditus, rascally, rotten, scampish, shameful, shameless, sinful, unethical, unprincipled, unredeemable, unregenerate, unrepentant, vice-ridden, vicious, vile, vitiated, wicked II (extravagant) adjective economically imprudent, immoderate, improvident, intemperate, overly liberal, prodigal, profligatus, reckless, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unrestrained, unthrifty, wasteful III index delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), depraved, disreputable, dissolute, immoral, improvident, iniquitous, lawless, lecherous, lewd, licentious, nefarious, obscene, prodigal, profuse, promiscuous, reprobate, salacious, scandalous, tainted (corrupted), unscrupulous, vicious, wrongdoer

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  • Profligate — Prof li*gate, a. [L. profligatus, p. p. of profligare to strike or dash to the ground, to destroy; pro before + a word akin to fligere to strike. See {Afflict}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Overthrown; beaten; conquered. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The foe is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profligate — [adj1] immoral, corrupt abandoned, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, iniquitous, lax, lewd, libertine, licentious, loose, promiscuous, reprobate, shameless, unprincipled, vicious, vitiated, wanton, wicked, wild; concept 545… …   New thesaurus

  • Profligate — Prof li*gate, n. An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person. Such a profligate as Antony. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profligate# — profligate adj dissolute, reprobate, *abandoned Analogous words: debauched, corrupted, depraved, debased, perverted (see under DEBASE): degenerate, corrupt, *vicious: ioose, relaxed, slack, lax profligate n *spendthrift, prodigal, wastrel, waster …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • profligate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) recklessly extravagant or wasteful. 2) licentious; dissolute. ► NOUN ▪ a profligate person. DERIVATIVES profligacy noun. ORIGIN Latin profligatus dissolute , from profligare overthrow, ruin …   English terms dictionary

  • profligate — [präf′li git] adj. [L profligatus, pp. of profligare, to strike to the ground, rout, ruin < pro , forward (see PRO 2) + fligere, to drive, dash (see INFLICT)] 1. immoral and shameless 2. extremely wasteful; recklessly extravagant n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Profligate — Prof li*gate, v. t. To drive away; to overcome. Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profligate — (adj.) 1520s, overthrown (implied in profligation), from L. profligatus destroyed, dissolute, pp. of profligare to cast down, defeat, ruin, from pro down, forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + fligere to strike (see AFFLICT (Cf. afflict …   Etymology dictionary

  • profligate — prof|li|gate [ˈprɔflıgıt US ˈpra: ] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of profligare to strike down ] 1.) wasting money or other things in a careless way = ↑wasteful ▪ profligate spending ▪ the profligate use of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • profligate — 1. adjective 1) profligate local authorities Syn: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, improvident, prodigal Ant: thrifty, frugal 2) a profligate lifestyle Syn: dissolute …   Thesaurus of popular words

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