remuneration, recompense, reward; surplus, excess, leftover, Sl. gravy.
2. advantage, behoof, welfare, interest; benefit, help, aid, service; good, avail, efficacy, use, usefulness, serviceableness; advancement, furtherance, improvement, betterment; increment, augmentation.
-v. 3. benefit, get, help, serve, avail, bestead, Ar
chaic. boot; advance, contribute to, improve, better, further, promote, advantage.
4. avail oneself of, make good use of, make the most of; take advantage of, exploit, use, turn to account, make capital out of, make hay; graft, line one's pockets.
5. Inf. clean up, Inf. make a killing, Sl. make a haul, Sl. make a bundle, Sl. break the bank.
profitable, adj. 1. remunerative, gainful, rewarding, productive, cost-effective, fructuous, fruitful; lucrative, paying, well-paying, moneymaking, fat, going.
2. beneficial, useful, serviceable, convenient, handy; advantageous, desirable, suitable, appropriate, right; favorable, propitious, opportune, timely; good, worthwhile, valuable, invaluable; helpful, helping, conducive, aidful, aiding.
profitless, adj. 1. unprofitable, gainless, unrewarding, unremunerative, unpaying, thankless; disadvantageous, unhelpful, unbeneficial; worthless, valueless, nugatory, unserviceable, impracticable, inoperative, not worth the money, not worth the powder to blow it up.
2. vain, unavailing, useless, futile, bootless, idle, ineffective, inefficacious, Sisyphean, unsuccessful, Inf. no-go, to no avail, to no purpose, for naught; fruitless, unproductive, abortive, barren, sterile, impotent, effete.
profligacy, n. 1. dissoluteness, dissipation, libertinism, lasciviousness, debauchery, dolce vita, profligateness; licentiousness, abandon, unrestraint, wantonness, looseness; lechery, Pathol, satyriasis, goatishness, carnality, carnalness, carnalism; eroticism, voluptuousness, voluptuosity, sensuality, sybaritism; obsceneness, lewdness, indecency, dirtiness, indelicacy; degeneracy, depravity, turpitude, corruption, perversion; immorality, evil, sin, sinfulness, vice, wrongdoing.
2. extravagance, prodigality, waste, wastefulness, squandering, improvidence, thriftlessness; liberality, munificence, generosity, open-handedness, free-handedness.
3. abundance, plenty, plenitude, bounty; copiousness, bountifulness, bounteousness, plentifulness, plenteousness; amplitude, ampleness, fullness; richness, exuberance, luxuriance, lavishness, profusion, profuseness; exorbitance, excess, surplus, overabundance.
profligate, adj. 1. dissolute, libertine, rakish, rakehell; disssipated, lascivious, debauched; lecherous, lubricous, Sl. horny, satyric, satyrical, satyrlike, goatish, Archaic, lickerish; carnal, erotic, voluptuous, sensual, sybaritic; licentious, abandoned, unbridled, unrestrained, loose, wanton, wild; promiscuous, whor-ish, of easy virtue, unchaste; obscene, lewd, Fescen-nine, salacious, Cyprian, indecent, dirty, indelicate.
2. degenerate, depraved, corrupt, perverted, vitiated; vicious, foul, vile, base; wicked, iniquitous, nefarious, heinous, flagitious, atrocious; immoral, sinful, peccant, evil-minded, vice-ridden; unregenerate, unredeemable, unprincipled, shameless, unscrupulous, reprobate; shameful, disgraceful, rascally, worthless; notorious, infamous, scandalous, disreputable.
3. prodigal, wasteful, spendthrift, dissipative, squandering, improvident, thriftless; extravagant, immoderate, inordinate, overweening; exorbitant, excessive, unwarranted; profuse, profusive, lavish.