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American English: /ˈprɑfləɡət/
British English: /ˈprɒflɪɡət/

Translation of profligate in Spanish:


  • 1 (extravagant) a profligate misuse of the country's resources
    un despilfarro de los recursos del país
    Example sentences
    • Unfortunately, the extent of the downswing will be proportional to boom-time excesses, and the profligate consumer sector will be forced to retrench.
    • Dismissing conservation as a low priority is dangerous in that it will encourage a profligate use of natural resources and a lack of concern about the current human destruction of the Earth.
    • Manifestly, America's bubble economy of the late 1990s had its center in the most profligate consumer borrowing and spending binge in history.
  • 2 (immoral) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    • In Northern Europe, they'll deny you a discharge if they think you ran up the original debt in a profligate or immoral fashion.


  • 1 (immoral person)
    libertino, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It was believed Germans were afraid of pooling their successful monetary sovereignty with putative profligates such as, perhaps, Italy.
    • The profligates that biologists call stem cells have their own secret for staying young: run away and hide in a place far from the machinations of transcription factors with an eye on your genes.
    • White, blue, purple, and scarlet were the colors of the gods, priests, profligates, saints and monarchs, either in combination or singularly.
  • 2 (spendthrift)
    derrochador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    despilfarrador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
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