Origin of profligate
OTHER WORDS FROM profligateprof·li·gate·ly, adverbprof·li·gate·ness, noun
Words nearby profligate
How to use profligate in a sentence
Perhaps you’re a mattress retailer masquerading as a tech company, or a profligate real estate company masquerading as a tech company.
Each year, Coburn picked out examples like this study to suggest that the government was profligate with tax dollars.The various dishonesties in Rand Paul’s cocaine-quail presentation|Philip Bump|May 28, 2021|Washington Post
NFTs have also been criticized for their profligate energy consumption, because they depend on a lot of computer power to encrypt their tokens.NFTs Explained: What They Are and Why They’re Selling for Millions of Dollars|Luke Heemsbergen|March 5, 2021|Singularity Hub
That provision has already sparked substantial controversy among congressional Republicans, who have for months denounced aid for these governments as “bailouts” for profligate Democratic lawmakers.What’s in the $908 billion economic relief proposal|Jeff Stein|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
As understandable from an industry perspective as this practice may have been, profligate use of these vital medications must end.When Antibiotics Don’t Work, It’s Everyone’s Problem|Russell Saunders|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the settlements rely for their subsistence on profligate funding and services provided by the state of Israel.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The same day, one of the most reckless and profligate home lenders reported far less impressive results.
During the cold war he was, in a sense, on the left—he regarded it as a profligate waste of American resources.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And nothing offends those sensibilities more profoundly than profligate spending and runaway debt.
But Pujol senior, though wondering where the devil he had fished all that money from, did not waste it in profligate revelry.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Thus died the gay and profligate Buckingham, in the thirty-seventh year of his age.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Later, his morals grew corrupt, and he lived a profligate life until he became a convert of the Manicheans at the age of nineteen.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
But he was such a profligate in his morals, that his name cannot be mentioned with anything like tolerance.
He returned in the evenings from the haunts of vice, where he made her understand he had been, with manners so profligate!