Profligateness Prof"li*gate*ness, n. The quality of being profligate; an abandoned course of life; profligacy. [1913 Webster]

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  • profligateness — noun The state or condition of being profligate; wastefulness …   Wiktionary

  • profligateness — prof·li·gate·ness …   English syllables

  • profligateness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being profligate …   Useful english dictionary

  • profligate — profligately, adv. profligateness, n. /prof li git, gayt /, adj. 1. utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute. 2. recklessly prodigal or extravagant. n. 3. a profligate person. [1525 35; < L profligatus broken down in… …   Universalium

  • profligate — 1. adjective a) Inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly. b) Immoral; abandoned to vice. Syn: extravagant, wasteful, immoral, lic …   Wiktionary

  • profligacy — n. Dissoluteness, depravity, shameless vice, shamelessness, reprobation, profligateness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • abjectness — n 1. humbleness, poorness, beggarliness, paltriness, patheticalness, pitifulness, pitiableness; shabbiness, shoddiness, dirtiness, scrubbiness, scruffiness, scurviness; miserableness, squalidness, starkness, hopelessness, oppressiveness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dissipation — n 1. dispersion, diffusion, dissemination, scattering, emission; disintegration, dissolution, decay, fragmentation; disappearance, evaporation, evanescence, fading away. 2. squandering, wastefulness, misuse; prodigality, extravagance, lavishness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • incontinence — n 1. licentiousness, libertinism, debauchery, dissoluteness, dolce vita, dissipation, profligacy, profligateness; lechery, lewdness, Pathol. satyriasis, goatishness, Pathol. nymphomania; concupiscence, lust, prurience, pruriency; lustfulness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • indulgence — n 1. self gratification, dissipation, intemperance, intemperateness, immoderation, im moderateness; prodigality, extravagance, profligateness, unrestraint, excess; voluptuousness, sensuality, sybaritism, epicureanism; dissoluteness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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