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profligate

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːflɪgət; ˈprɒflɪgət/

Translation of profligate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (extravagant) derrochador, despilfarrador 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.
    1.2 (immoral) [formal] disoluto, libertino
    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.

noun/nombre

[formal]
  • 1.1 (immoral person) libertino, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 (spendthrift) derrochador, (masculine, feminine), despilfarrador, (masculine, feminine)

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