Monday, October 13, 2003
Definitions for profligate
- Openly and shamelessly immoral; dissipated; dissolute.
- Recklessly wasteful.
- A profligate person.
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for profligate
Both Curtiss and Feldmar agreed that after the birth of Bruno the couple grew less happy and that there was a good deal of squabbling caused, apparently, by the father's profligate ways and infidelities.
Life had to be challenged, attacked every instant, with reckless speed in a Ferrari, with profligate spending, with unrestrained sexuality, with artistic ambitions as monumental as they were impractical.
Origin of profligate
Profligate derives from the past participle of Latin profligatus, from profligare, to strike or fling forward, hence to the ground, from pro-, forward + fligere, to strike down.