(comparative more profligately, superlative most profligately)
- In a profligate manner.
Variant of profligate
- immoral and shameless
- extremely wasteful; recklessly extravagant
Origin of profligateClassical Latin profligatus, past participle of profligare, to strike to the ground, rout, ruin ; from pro-, forward (see pro-) + fligere, to drive, dash (see inflict)
a profligate person