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dissolute

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adjective dis·so·lute \ˈdi-sə-ˌlüt, -lət\

Simple Definition of dissolute

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

Full Definition of dissolute

  1. :  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>



Origin of dissolute

Middle English, from Latin dissolutus, from past participle of dissolvere to loosen, dissolve


First Known Use: 14th century



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