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English adjective: profligate

1. profligate recklessly wasteful

SamplesProdigal in their expenditures.

Synonymsextravagant, prodigal, spendthrift



2. profligate unrestrained by convention or morality

SamplesCongreve draws a debauched aristocratic society.
Deplorably dissipated and degraded.
Riotous living.
Fast women.

Synonymsdebauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, riotous



English noun: profligate

1. profligate (person) a dissolute man in fashionable society

Synonymsblood, rake, rakehell, rip, roue

Broader (hypernym)debauchee, libertine, rounder

2. profligate (person) a recklessly extravagant consumer

Synonymsprodigal, squanderer

Broader (hypernym)consumer

Narrower (hyponym)scattergood, spend-all, spender, spendthrift, waster, wastrel

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