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Pronunciation:  'prâflugit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  2. [n]  a recklessly extravagant consumer
  3. [adj]  unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
  4. [adj]  recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"

PROFLIGATE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: blood, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, extravagant, fast, immoral, libertine, prodigal, prodigal, rake, riotous, rip, roue, spendthrift, squanderer, wasteful
 See Also: consumer, debauchee, libertine, rounder, spend-all, spender, spendthrift, waster, wastrel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prof"li*gate\, a. [L. profligatus, p. p. of
    profligare to strike or dash to the ground, to destroy; pro
    before + a word akin to fligere to strike. See {Afflict}.]
    1. Overthrown; beaten; conquered. [Obs.]
             The foe is profligate, and run.       --Hudibras.
    2. Broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or
       decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious;
       dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch.
             A race more profligate than we.       --Roscommon.
             Made prostitute and profligate muse.  --Dryden.
    Syn: Abandoned; corrupt; dissolute; vitiated; depraved;
         vicious; wicked. See {Abandoned}.
  2. \Prof"li*gate\, n.
    An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a
    dissolute person. ``Such a profligate as Antony.'' --Swift.
  3. \Prof"li*gate\, v. t.
    To drive away; to overcome.
    Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --Harvey.