Definition of profligacy
: the quality or state of being profligate
Examples of profligacy in a Sentence
a religious leader who railed against the profligacy of the nation's decadent aristocrats
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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.
If Germany gives too much, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government will face pressure from the political far right for forcing taxpayers to bear an even bigger burden of Greece’s past profligacy.
That means devising a package acceptable both to Democrats, who tend to support debt relief for Puerto Rico, and to conservative Republicans, who see debt relief as a bailout that would unacceptably reward profligacy.
Another salesgirl joined in and lamented that such profligacy negated any sense of exclusivity.
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