- shameless dissoluteness.
- reckless extravagance.
- great abundance.
Origin of profligacy
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Examples from the Web for profligacy
Even those who were not already republicans wanted the royals to be more aware of how incongruous their profligacy seemed.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
King even attributed poverty in large measure to what he considered the profligacy and laziness of African Americans.Does Obama Embody the Best of MLK?
October 15, 2010
There are also undeniable hints of Objectivism in fashions that celebrated the profligacy of the 1980s and of the pre-bust 2000s.Ayn Rand Power Dressing
October 18, 2009
These unhappy dramas usually play out against a background of boredom, profligacy, infidelities, divorces, drinking and so forth.Why Rich People Are So Miserable
November 21, 2008
Wastefulness, profligacy, or favoritism in public expenditures is criminal.
You look in vain for any outward signs of profligacy or debauchery.Sunday under Three Heads
I will not submit to be ruined by the extravagance and profligacy of any man.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
As a monster of profligacy might she behold me, and that—ah, Dieu!Bardelys the Magnificent
Slavery left its blight of impotency and profligacy upon them.
Word Origin and History for profligacy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper