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Definition of "profligacy" [prof•li•ga•cy]

  • Careless wastefulness. (noun)
  • Shameless and immoral behaviour. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "profligacy" in a sentence
  • " warmth was stopped by Augustus Hervey, who spoke to order, and called for the question; but young T. T.wnshend confirmed, that the term profligacy was applied by all mankind to the conduct on the warrants."
  • "Only profligacy from the Italians and good goalkeeping from Igor Akinfeev prevented Inter increasing their lead."
  • "On the subject of guilt about spending money on books, I read an article a few years ago which talked about the principle of ‘Pleasure per pound spent’. i.e. one person’s irresponsible profligacy is another’s totally justifiable purchase because of the amount of pleasure involved."