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profligate

  

      adj  
1    shamelessly immoral or debauched  
2    wildly extravagant or wasteful  
      n  
3    a profligate person  
     (C16: from Latin profligatus corrupt, from profligare to overthrow, from pro-1 + fligere to beat)  
  profligacy      n  
  profligately      adv  
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profligate

  

      adj  
1    abandoned, corrupt, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, immoral, iniquitous, libertine, licentious, loose, promiscuous, shameless, sink, unprincipled, vicious, vitiated, wanton, wicked, wild  
2    extravagant, immoderate, improvident, prodigal, reckless, spendthrift, squandering, wasteful  
      n  
3    debauchee, degenerate, dissipater, libertine, rake, reprobate, roué  
4    prodigal, spendthrift, squanderer, waster, wastrel  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    chaste, decent, moral, principled, pure, upright, virginal, virtuous  

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