adjective \ˈdi-sə-ˌlüt, -lət\

—used to describe someone (such as a person who often gets drunk) whose way of living is considered morally wrong

Full Definition of DISSOLUTE

:  lacking restraint; especially :  marked by indulgence in things (as drink or promiscuous sex) deemed vices <the dissolute and degrading aspects of human nature — Wallace Fowlie>
dis·so·lute·ly adverb
dis·so·lute·ness noun

Examples of DISSOLUTE

  1. <literature dealing with the dissolute and degrading aspects of human experience>


Middle English, from Latin dissolutus, from past participle of dissolvere to loosen, dissolve
First Known Use: 14th century


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