prof·li·gate /ˈprɑflɪgət, ˌget/
Prof·li·gate v. t. To drive away; to overcome.
Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.]
1. Overthrown; beaten; conquered. [Obs.]
The foe is profligate, and run. --Hudibras.
2. Broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch.
A race more profligate than we. --Roscommon.
Made prostitute and profligate muse. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Abandoned; corrupt; dissolute; vitiated; depraved; vicious; wicked. See Abandoned.
Prof·li·gate, n. An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person. “Such a profligate as Antony.”
adj 1: recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures" [syn:
extravagant, prodigal, spendthrift]
2: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a
debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated
and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn: debauched,
degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine,
n 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, rip,
2: a recklessly extravagant consumer [syn: prodigal, squanderer]