profligate


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Synonyms for profligate

Synonyms for profligate

characterized by excessive or imprudent spending

an immoral or licentious person

a person who spends money or resources wastefully

Synonyms for profligate

a dissolute man in fashionable society

a recklessly extravagant consumer

recklessly wasteful

unrestrained by convention or morality

References in classic literature ?
Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate life, though I did not like it and did not want to," thought Pierre.
The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
No doubt it is a pleasure for a worn-out profligate to describe such adventures with a monstrous project of the same sort in his mind--especially under such circumstances and to such a man as me.
said Ralph, scowling round, and shaking his clenched hand as the faces of the two profligates rose up before his mind; 'you shall pay for this.
At length it was found necessary to establish fortified posts at the confluence of the rivers and the lakes for the protection of the trade, and the restraint of these profligates of the wilderness.
WHILE Mrs May's actions against Russia will have the commendable result of reducing our expenditure on profligate diplomatic missions in the light of the expected tit-for-tat response to her expulsion of Russian officials, I fear that she really has underplayed her hand.
Mrs May told Cabinet that the Government had "a clear belief in conserving what is good and standing up against the profligate use of resources, whether that is public money or natural resources", said her official spokesman.
Mrs May told Cabinet the Government had "a clear belief in conserving what is good and standing up against the profligate use of resources, whether that is public money or natural resources", said her official spokesman.
There are a lot of genuinely applicable facts in this debate and every single one of them tells us that we would be much better off outside that profligate organisation.
Are you concerned that these factors might make us more profligate in our use of fossil fuels?
The Prime Minister, who is imposing austerity on ordinary people, is shamefully profligate when it comes to his friends.
Countries that have reined in their spending are growing briskly while the profligate founder.
Of course they don't, but that does not alter the fact that it is only our profligate, self-serving, corrupt public sector which finds it possible to hand so much of the taxpayers' money to an employee who has given only 19 years' service.
In contrast, the Clarets were profligate with their finishing, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Sam Vokes all wasteful as they failed to find the net for a third successive outing and extended their winless streak to six games.
bounty on his head, has made his informal entry in the political arena by moving the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan's corruption-riddled and profligate ruling elite through his first ever 'political-focused' petition.