Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun profligate

2 senses of profligate

Sense 1
rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue -- (a dissolute man in fashionable society)
       => libertine, debauchee, rounder -- (a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained)

Sense 2
prodigal, profligate, squanderer -- (a recklessly extravagant consumer)
       => consumer -- (a person who uses goods or services)

Antonyms of adj profligate

2 senses of profligate

Sense 1
extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift -- (recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures")

INDIRECT (VIA wasteful) -> thrifty -- (careful and diligent in the use of resources)

Sense 2
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast -- (unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women")

INDIRECT (VIA immoral) -> moral -- (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life")

Similarity of adj profligate

2 senses of profligate

Sense 1
extravagant, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift -- (recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures")
       => wasteful (vs. thrifty) -- (tending to squander and waste)

Sense 2
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast -- (unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women")
       => immoral (vs. moral) -- (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)

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