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Definition 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for profligate in the sense of this definition

(profligate is a kind of ...) a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

Definition 2: a recklessly extravagant consumer - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for profligate in the sense of this definition

(profligate is a kind of ...) a person who uses goods or services

(... is a kind of profligate ) someone who spends money prodigally

(... is a kind of profligate ) someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

Definition 3: unrestrained by convention or morality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
  • deplorably dissipated and degraded
  • riotous living
  • fast women

Synonyms for profligate in the sense of this definition

(profligate is similar to ...) deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

Definition 4: recklessly wasteful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prodigal in their expenditures

Synonyms for profligate in the sense of this definition

(profligate is similar to ...) tending to squander and waste

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