What does the word profligate mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Profligately.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Profligateness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Abandoned to vice.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A depraved or abandoned person.

Usage examples for profligate

  1. Madonna Paola- following her inclinations- withdrew to the Convent of Santa Caterina, there to pursue in peace the studies for which she had a taste, whilst her splendid, profligate brother became the ornament- the arbiter elegantiarum- of our court. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  2. Profligate necessities, however, had obliged the owner to part with this portion of his possessions, which was purchased by a merchant well known to Numerian, who received it as a legacy at his friend's death. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  3. Though so successful a gallant, he had not acquired the ruthless egotism of the sensualist; and his conduct to women often evinced the weakness of giddy youth rather than the cold deliberation of profligate manhood. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton