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 Dictionary entry overview: What does profligacy mean? 

  The noun PROFLIGACY has 2 senses:

1. the trait of spending extravagantly
2. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

  Familiarity information: PROFLIGACY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1profligacy [BACK TO TOP]


The trait of spending extravagantly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


prodigality; profligacy; extravagance

Hypernyms ("profligacy" is a kind of...):

improvidence; shortsightedness (a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources)

Sense 2profligacy [BACK TO TOP]


Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


dissipation; licentiousness; profligacy; dissolution; looseness

Hypernyms ("profligacy" is a kind of...):

intemperance; intemperateness; self-indulgence (excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence)

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