But Niall Ferguson claims they should direct their fury at the profligate spending of the baby boomers.
Moreover, the settlements rely for their subsistence on profligate funding and services provided by the state of Israel.
In essence solid countries like Germany and France guarantee part of the debt of their profligate neighbors.
1520s, "overthrown, routed" (now obsolete in this sense), from Latin profligatus "destroyed, ruined, corrupt, abandoned, dissolute," past participle of profligare "to cast down, defeat, ruin," from pro- "down, forth" (see pro-) + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). Main modern meaning "recklessly extravagant" is 1779, via notion of "ruined by vice" (1640s, implied in a use of profligation). Related: Profligately. As a noun from 1709.