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synonyms for profligates

  • debauchee
  • degenerate
  • good-for-nothing
  • lecher
  • libertine
  • nighthawk
  • operator
  • prodigal
  • rake
  • reprobate
  • swinger
  • waster
  • wastrel
  • dissipater
  • no-good
  • old goat
  • roué
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How to use profligates in a sentence

There are moments in which shameless profligates look foolish and feel that they are contemptible.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION,VARIOUS
We have not classed Nell Gwynne among the court profligates; nor can we so describe her.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, APRIL, 1851VARIOUS
Dick Leyland had no use for university cultivation and my aunt was persuaded Oxford was a haunt of profligates.
NORTHWEST!HAROLD BINDLOSS
In so far as profligates are selfish brutal natures, as they often are, it is true; but that is not the case with half of them.
MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
It was a resort for slave trading profligates and soul drivers, who were interested in the same business.
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF HENRY BIBB, AN AMERICAN SLAVE, WRITTEN BY HIMSELFHENRY BIBB
And yet on them—the purest and the holiest of their party—and not on hypocrites and profligates, fell the thunderbolt.
WESTMINSTER SERMONSCHARLES KINGSLEY
Among these greedy and treacherous profligates there would, had he survived, have been no place for Montrose.
A SHORT HISTORY OF SCOTLANDANDREW LANG
Was her life to be, like that of these poor ladies, one long prison among reprobates and profligates?
THE CHAPLAIN OF THE FLEETWALTER BESANT AND JAMES RICE
Down with the seducers of childhood—the spiritual profligates who debauch the youthful mind!
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
The acting priests are unblushing profligates, defiling the very precincts of God's house with abominable wickedness.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUELW. G. BLAIKIE
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