The definition of profligate is acting wasteful or spending money too freely.(adjective)
An example of profligate is a newly rich person buying houses for all their friends.
Profligate is defined as acting in a way that is immoral or wrong.(adjective)
An example of profligate is a congressman spending government money on personal projects.
See profligate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L profligatus, pp. of profligare, to strike to the ground, rout, ruin < pro-, forward (see pro-) + fligere, to drive, dash (see inflict)
See profligate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin prōflīgātus
Origin: , past participle of prōflīgāre, to ruin, cast down
Origin: : prō-, forward; see pro-1
Origin: + -flīgāre
Origin: , intensive of flīgere, to strike down.
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