Noun(1) a dissolute man in fashionable society(2) a recklessly extravagant consumer
Adjective(1) recklessly wasteful(2) unrestrained by convention or morality
(1) How, in all good conscience, do we say ├ö├ç├┐no├ö├ç├û to climate change refugees who point at our profligate use of energy that contributed to their plight?(2) A sadly appropriate analogy would be the profligate and highly overindebted consumer who has finally reached the end of his rope.(3) Would the relevant ancestors have been thrifty ants, squirrels and bees rather than the profligate grasshoppers and elephant seals appealed to here?(4) It is interesting to observe that so many of the best examples are almost entirely glazed - the all-glass facade, once regarded as synonymous with the profligate use of energy, is now seen as the best hope.(5) Korea, he says, must tackle the environmental crisis brought on by its profligate consumption of fossil fuels.(6) The range of responsibilities and duties of the genteel woman revealed by these documents challenges the notion of the frivolous or profligate female consumer portrayed in history.(7) The combined loss of possession and position is profligate to the point of wasteful.(8) Manifestly, America's bubble economy of the late 1990s had its center in the most profligate consumer borrowing and spending binge in history.(9) Why, runs the argument, should these countries deny themselves electricity, heat and transport simply to support the profligate consumption of rich Europeans, Australians and Americans?(10) By so doing, these programs both protect the profligate against the effects of their myopia and insure that everyone contributes to helping such persons.(11) The recent support for the party of Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands has failed to quell the spirit of profligate immorality endemic to that country.(12) In Northern Europe, they'll deny you a discharge if they think you ran up the original debt in a profligate or immoral fashion.(13) Some of these disasters, such as climate change, are the direct result of our profligate use of cheap energy.(14) Those with the wealth to engage in profligate energy consumption contribute to the storms that kill and displace hundreds of thousands of people living on coastal lowlands in Bangladesh and elsewhere.(15) It is the profligate consumer who has kept the economy afloat since 2000.(16) However, they are also getting cheap household and other labor, plus an excuse to avoid cutting back on profligate consumption and waste.
1. wasteful ::
2. dissolute ::
3. prodigal ::
4. dissipated ::
5. libertine ::
6. prodigal ::
7. rake ::
1. economical ::
2. frugal ::
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3. penny-pinching ::
Different Formsprofligate, profligately, profligates
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