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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Very wasteful. Also: Very wicked in character.

Usage examples (37)
  • Nature is, above all, profligate. Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is, whose leaves return to the soil.
  • Rendell to task for what he calls profligate spending.
  • Over the last few years there has been a tremendous turnaround in profligate government spending.
  • Puffington was not what the old ladies call a profligate young man. for more
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