profligacy

[prof-li-guh-see]

noun

shameless dissoluteness.
reckless extravagance.
great abundance.

Nearby words

  1. profitable,
  2. profiteer,
  3. profiteering,
  4. profiterole,
  5. profitless,
  6. profligate,
  7. profluent,
  8. proformiphen,
  9. profound,
  10. profoundly

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

profligacy

n.

1670s, from profligate + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper