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1‘profligate local authorities’
wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, improvident, prodigal, immoderate, excessive, thriftless, imprudent, reckless, irresponsible
2‘he succumbed to drink and a profligate lifestyle’
dissolute, degenerate, dissipated, debauched, corrupt, depraved, reprobate, unprincipled, immoral
promiscuous, loose, wanton, licentious, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, lewd, decadent, rakish, shameless, abandoned, unrestrained, fast, fast-living
1‘an out-and-out profligate, darting from one partner to the next’
libertine, debauchee, degenerate, reprobate, roué, lecher, rake, loose-liver, dissolute person
sybarite, voluptuary, sensualist
2‘he's a gambler and a drunkard—a profligate in every way’
spendthrift, prodigal, squanderer
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