Word of the Week Wednesday

dissolute (ˈdi-sə-ˌlüt, -lət) adj. :
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.

Examples of DISSOLUTE

  • These excesses made the commission an easy political target, giving rise to myths of its wanton, almost dissolute ways.
  • As a teenaged boarding school student, he had earned a reputation as a dissolute, violent bully.


Middle English, from Latin dissolutus, from past participle of dissolvereto loosen, dissolve

First Known Use: 14th century

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