What does the word profligacy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Profligateness.

Usage examples for profligacy

  1. This accusation was taken up by the comic poets, who charged him with great profligacy, hinting that he had an improper passion for the wife of Menippus, his friend, and a lieutenant- general in the army. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. It's just a life of profligacy she's leadin'- you can't tell me." – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. The city which suffered so sorely may reasonably expect the just assistance of the State in the endeavor to repair her losses caused by war, and intensified by years of contact with political profligacy and misrule." – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell