dissipated


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dis·si·pat·ed

 (dĭs′ə-pā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Intemperate in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute.
2. Wasted or squandered.
3. Irreversibly lost. Used of energy.

dis′si·pat′ed·ly adv.
dis′si·pat′ed·ness n.

dissipated

(ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪtɪd)
adj
1. indulging without restraint in the pursuit of pleasure; debauched
2. wasted, scattered, or exhausted
ˈdissiˌpatedly adv
ˈdissiˌpatedness n

dis•si•pat•ed

(ˈdɪs əˌpeɪ tɪd)

adj.
characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; dissolute.
[1600–10]
dis′si•pat`ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissipated - unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
2.dissipated - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chancedissipated - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

dissipated

adjective
1. debauched, abandoned, self-indulgent, profligate, intemperate, dissolute, rakish He was still handsome though dissipated.
2. squandered, spent, wasted, exhausted, consumed, scattered A lot of it has simply been dissipated.

dissipated

adjective
Translations

dissipated

[ˈdɪsɪpeɪtɪd] ADJ [person] → disipado, licencioso; [behaviour, life] → disoluto

dissipated

[ˈdɪsɪpeɪtɪd] adj [dissolute, person] → dissolu(e), débauché(e)

dissipated

adj person, behaviour, societyzügellos; life, activityausschweifend; faceverlebt

dissipated

[ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪtɪd] adj (person, life) → dissipato/a; (behaviour) → dissoluto/a
References in classic literature ?
I really feel like a dissipated London fine lady, writing here so late, with my room full of pretty things, and my head a jumble of parks, theaters, new gowns, and gallant creatures who say "Ah
The new heir, up to the period of his accession, was reckoned rather a dissipated youth, but had at once reformed, and made himself an exceedingly respectable member of society.
It's that fickle-tempered, dissipated young goose--poor devil, he find friends pretty scarce today, likely, after the disgrace of carrying a personal assault case into a law-court.
The callers left before nine, and at that hour (an impossibly dissipated one for the brick house) the family retired for the night.
His character is now before you; expensive, dissipated, and worse than both.
She stirred herself, put back the curtain, and I saw her face, pale, wasted, but quite composed: she looked so little changed that my fear was instantly dissipated.
Stryver never had a case in hand, anywhere, but Carton was there, with his hands in his pockets, staring at the ceiling of the court; they went the same Circuit, and even there they prolonged their usual orgies late into the night, and Carton was rumoured to be seen at broad day, going home stealthily and unsteadily to his lodgings, like a dissipated cat.
You are a dissipated fellow, as all the world knows,' he said, with an effort at a smile, 'and I am afraid you'll oblige me to get rid of you.
Then, the two nurses left the room, and had a lively scuffle on the staircase with a dissipated page who had waited at dinner, and who had clearly lost half his buttons at the gamingtable.
Yes, there was a sort of refuge which always comes with the prostration of thought under an overpowering passion: it was that expectation of impossibilities, that belief in contradictory images, which is still distinct from madness, because it is capable of being dissipated by the external fact.
He was a little worn, in spite of his youth, but he was tall and agreeable, had a winning way of taking a kind and soothing view of the misfortunes of others, could tell a story well, liked music and could play and sing a little, loved the arts of design and could sketch a little in water colors, read every magazine from London to Paris that criticised pictures, had travelled a little, fished a little, shot a little, botanized a little, wandered restlessly in the footsteps of women, and dissipated his energies through all the small channels that his wealth opened and his talents made easy to him.
During her voyage hither on an enchanted horse, a portion of its enchantment has by some means been communicated to her person, and it can only be dissipated by certain perfumes of which I possess the secret.