Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROFLIGATES

Broadly speaking, profligates are better company than prigs.

Am I dishonest for making all the profit I can out of a set of profligates and fools?

And they were told by the profligates of Africa, that this and no less, was their doom.

With profligates, publicans were joined as depraved and contemptible.

Now you must bear in mind that these Pharisees were not villains and profligates.

But with him, those who indulge in it are clowns, simpletons, and profligates.

Besides, it isn't fair to respectable servants to bring them in contact with these sort of profligates.

As we have seen already (p. 390), there is no reason for thinking that these profligates set up as teachers or pastors.

He is the most foul-mouthed of Shakespeare's characters, the clowns and profligates not excepted.

Though the eldest son and the money-lenders be spendthrifts and profligates alike, there will in that be something of fairness.