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  • nounextravagance
  • nounlicense

synonyms for profligacy

  • recklessness
  • absurdity
  • amenity
  • dissipation
  • exaggeration
  • excess
  • exorbitance
  • expenditure
  • extravagancy
  • folly
  • frill
  • immoderation
  • improvidence
  • lavishness
  • luxury
  • outrageousness
  • overindulgence
  • prodigality
  • profuseness
  • profusion
  • squandering
  • superfluity
  • unrestraint
  • waste
  • wastefulness
  • wildness
  • icing on the cake
  • overdoing
  • overspending
  • preposterousness
  • squander
  • unreasonableness
  • unthrift
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antonyms for profligacy

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  • economy
  • frugality
  • lack
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How to use profligacy in a sentence

In the museum, the objects become a picture of human profligacy, dangling over you — not unlike our pending environmental doom.
BALTIMORE EXHIBITION OF OUTSIDER ART CELEBRATES NATURE’S ‘EXCESS’ WITH A WAKE-UP CALL ABOUT POLLUTIONKELSEY ABLESFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Magic Leap executives consistently bristled at reports of the company’s profligacy over the years, saying rivals were actually spending more but obscuring their projects deep within massive balance sheets.
MAGIC LEAP TRIED TO CREATE AN ALTERNATE REALITY. ITS FOUNDER WAS ALREADY IN ONEVERNE KOPYTOFFSEPTEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
Hence immorality prevailed, and every foreigner who visited the land was shocked at the exhibition of profligacy in the streets.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
He was born a plebeian, and rose to distinction by his talents, but was ejected from the senate for his profligacy.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Coupled with his fooleries and his profligacy he had much sound sense—a faculty that his son Harry wholly lacked.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Its ethnology belongs to the different countries which it dignified by its valour, or dishonoured by its profligacy.
THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIESROBERT GORDON LATHAM
But we were more interested in the particular story of Mrs. Nightingale than in the general ethics of profligacy.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
There is no conspicuous millionaire before the American public who has earned a reputation for extreme profligacy.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
Sober, grave divines may be found deploring the growing profligacy of the times long before the 29th of May 1660.
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
The Count D'Evreux had been known for his stern but fair justice almost as well as he had been known for his profligacy.
THE EYES HAVE ITGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
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WORDS RELATED TO PROFLIGACY

  • atrocity
  • decadence
  • degeneration
  • degradation
  • depravity
  • evil
  • immorality
  • impurity
  • infamy
  • iniquity
  • looseness
  • lubricity
  • perversion
  • profligacy
  • sinfulness
  • turpitude
  • vice
  • viciousness
  • vulgarity
  • wickedness
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