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profligate

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profligate

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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

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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

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“Profligate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/profligate. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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