profligate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word profligate

(noun) a dissolute man in fashionable society
Synonyms : blood , rake , rakehell , rip , roue
(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer
Synonyms : prodigal , squanderer
(adj) recklessly wasteful
Example Sentence
  • prodigal in their expenditures
(adj) unrestrained by convention or morality
Example Sentence
  • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
  • deplorably dissipated and degraded
  • riotous living
  • fast women

Memory aid to help you memorize this

Profligate= spend Profusely like bill Gates
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split it like prof(professor)+li(lee)+g+ate(past f. of eat).. your Professor whose son Lee spent all of his father's money .. eating at all five stars hotels...what a wasteful use of your Professor's money....
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PROperty FLy through GATE - because you spend like crazy
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profli(profli) think f candidate whose profile reveals about his hand in some immoral activities..such a candidate is even not allowed to even enter to the GATE OF some colleges and organizations....
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PROFLIGATE: DIVIDE IT INTO 3 PARTS, PROF+LEE+GATE. think that PROFessor had thrown LEE out of GATE bcoz he was extravagant.
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Pro fil(fli) gate .. The proletarians filed the gate of their boss with sweets just before the appraisal day .. Wasteful and def wildly immoral
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this word is taken from phlibein means to squeeze think of a prodigal..or profligate son..who has squeezed his fathers pocket in doing all wasteful activities
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Because of his immoral behavior his PROFITS were all LITIGATED
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Due to the Profligate use of assets by PROFessionals IGATE company got dissolved.
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<B>Flagrantly Prodigal</B>.
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who earns PROFit at good rATE spends a LOT
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(also means corrupt): he is PRO FLoggIng people at the GATE of the city
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Profligate = His job PROFile in resume is so wasteful and lack of planning, that the manager thrown it out of the gate.
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spell lyk pro(professional)+fli(FLY)+gate(Jet)...--->there r so many low cost airlines still professional travel through JET airways and "WASTE their MONEY"....
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fli + gate... fly through gate. implies wasteful thing.. and we throw wasteful things
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"prof" -professor "fli" -flew or spent "gate" -all his money building college gate...
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all high-profiled ppl are mostly spendthrifts.
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pROFLigate: When you tell Professor Flagrant that he is being wasteful and should be ashamed, he just ROFLS (rolls on the floor laughing)!!!
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PROFuse and LIberal spending w/o GATE (thoughts or constraint). Profuse = extravagance.
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pro+fly+gate....why to fly over the college gate on some plane, when we can walk and go through without wasting money...
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pro+fli+gate, imagine a fly (fli) crosses the gate of ur house to buy a choclate which is a waste expenditure for it... this seems to be a stupid mnemonic but give it a try... u will remember it for sure :))
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pro+fly+gate = pro things fly over the gate therefore lessen or worsen things are there.
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