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profligate

adjective

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profligate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of profligate

  1. 1 someone who spends money freely or foolishly a profligate who could not really afford the grand style he maintained at Monticello, Jefferson died deeply in debt Synonyms fritterer, high roller, prodigal, spender, spendthrift, squanderer, waster, wastrelRelated Words dissipateNear Antonyms cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwad; conserver, saverAntonyms economizer, penny-pincher

  2. 2 a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard a drunken profligate, he was given to wretched excess in every aspect of his life Synonyms backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, degenerate, rake, rakehell, ripRelated Words bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyrNear Antonyms saint



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