Monday, May 3, 2010


profligate \ˈprä-fli-gət\ adjective: 1. completely given up to dissipation and licentiousness,
2. wildly extravagant; prodigal
noun: a person given to wildly extravagant and usually grossly self-indulgent expenditure

Etymology: Latin profligatus, from past participle of profligare to strike down, from pro- forward, down + -fligare, akin to Greek phlibein to squeeze

This is a word one would rarely wish applied to oneself.

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

And yet some of my friends would gladly have it applied to them if it meant they had the means to live like that. I think they're funny, while we're all still young. x3