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.
Origin of DISSOLUTE
Middle English, from Latin dissolutus, from past participle of dissolvereto loosen, dissolve
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to DISSOLUTE
Synonyms: debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, corrupt, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warped
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