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profligacy

[prof-li-guh-see]
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noun
  1. shameless dissoluteness.
  2. reckless extravagance.
  3. great abundance.
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Origin of profligacy

First recorded in 1730–40; proflig(ate) + -acy
Can be confusedprodigality profligacy
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Word Origin and History for profligacy

n.

1670s, from profligate + -cy.

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