from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Careless wastefulness.
- n. Shameless and immoral behaviour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of state of being profligate; a profligate or very vicious course of life; a state of being abandoned in moral principle and in vice; dissoluteness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or condition of being profligate; a profligate or very vicious course of life; abandoned conduct; shameless dissipation.
- n. Synonyms Shamelessness. See abandoned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of spending extravagantly
- n. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
T.is warmth was stopped by Augustus Hervey, who spoke to order, and called for the question; but young T. T.wnshend confirmed, that the term profligacy was applied by all mankind to the conduct on the warrants.
Only profligacy from the Italians and good goalkeeping from Igor Akinfeev prevented Inter increasing their lead.
On the subject of guilt about spending money on books, I read an article a few years ago which talked about the principle of ‘Pleasure per pound spent’. i.e. one person’s irresponsible profligacy is another’s totally justifiable purchase because of the amount of pleasure involved.
In the realm of coin profligacy, does the rise of the discarded dime mean that nickels were passed by?
I am a retired Pastor but if I lived out my days in open, proud adultery and, after my wife divorced me, fornication and died unrepentant, no Church would bury me, let alone one to which I did not belong, had never had any spiritual authority over me, and in whose community my profligacy were a byword.
The consequence of this state of things is the prevalence of the greatest profligacy, which is fostered by the innumerable herd of monks who infest the country.
As I have argued before, it is the "profligacy" of Germany's Mediterranean trading partners that has allowed it to rack up huge current account surpluses and therefore run smaller budget deficits than the PIIGS countries.
It is this knee-jerk aversion to what is viewed as fiscal profligacy which is at the core of the cult of zero imbalances.
A source close to Ovitz and Furman says they knew about Drabinsky's "profligacy" when they bought into Livent, but not about the allegedly murky bookkeeping.
It is hard for me to imagine citizens watching this kind of profligacy while many are losing their homes and potentially their savings in either banks or money market funds.