Definition of dissolute
- leading a dissolute lifestyle
- the dissolute and degrading aspects of human nature
- —Wallace Fowlie
literature dealing with the dissolute and degrading aspects of human experience
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
—used to describe someone (such as a person who often gets drunk) whose way of living is considered morally wrong
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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