toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

profligate
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to spend money recklessly or wastefully; or a person who does so regularly
  • He worked hard and earned money and kept hold of it—he was the farthest thing from a profligate.
    10 — Poetry and Life (8% in)
  • So that it had been as Hodge had expected it would be—had even, strange to say, hoped it would be: the image had been reinforced for them both, the magnificent ghost of a lost time and place revitalized, made to seem fit for a world it could never survive in except by a calculated destruction of body for soul: a world well lost for poetry, for the beauty of sleek or angular machines, big motors roaring for as long as they lasted, profligate generosity, family talk.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (36% in)

There are no more uses of "profligate" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article