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profligacy

[prof-li-guh-see] /ˈprɒf lɪ gə si/
noun
1.
shameless dissoluteness.
2.
reckless extravagance.
3.
great abundance.
Origin of profligacy
1730-1740
1730-40; proflig(ate) + -acy
Can be confused
prodigality, profligacy.
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Word Origin and History for profligacy
n.

1670s, from profligate + -cy.

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