Examples of profligacy in a Sentence
a religious leader who railed against the profligacy of the nation's decadent aristocrats
Recent Examples of profligacy from the Web
Once a non-issue, raising the debt ceiling has turned into a major pinch-point in recent years among conservatives, particularly in the House, who see increasing the nation's borrowing limit as a sign of fiscal profligacy.
Mulvaney, who rose from tea party bomb-thrower outraged at the profligacy of the Bush administration to White House budget director, would like to cut trillions of dollars from the budget.
Germany and some other member states worry about profligacy with taxpayer money and long-term debt sustainability.
However, his profligacy in front of goal doesn’t seem to have affected his Barcelona teammates, with Blaugrana sitting pretty at the top of the table with seven wins out of seven.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has rued the profligacy of his side following their 1-1 draw against Burnley at Wembley on Sunday.
Bilic has been desperate for a new forward this summer after the east London club's profligacy in front of goal last term.
A year after the site’s launch, critical media reports suggested Jet wasn’t gaining traction with customers, framing the company as an example of Silicon Valley profligacy.
Investors, among them bond king Bill Gross, once feared that government profligacy was a death knell for sovereign bonds.
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First Known Use of profligacy
Synonymscorruption, debauchery, depravity, immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, libertinage, libertinism, licentiousness, vice, sin
Related Wordsbad, badness, blackness, evil, evildoing, ill, turpitude, villainy, wickedness, wrong; atrociousness, evilness, heinousness, sinfulness, unscrupulousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness; devilry (or deviltry), fiendishness; corruptness, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, depravedness, dissoluteness, dissolution; indecency, lasciviousness, lechery, lewdness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, wantonness; abomination, anathema, taboo (also tabu); criminality, reprehensibleness; baseness, despicableness, dirtiness, lowness, meanness; lousiness, miserableness, wretchedness
Near Antonymsgood, right; honesty, honor, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness; blamelessness; chastity, innocence, perfection, pureness, purity, spotlessness; cleanness, correctness, decency, decorousness, propriety, rightness, seemliness
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