dissolute


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dis·so·lute

 (dĭs′ə-lo͞ot′)
adj.
Lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices.

[Middle English, from Latin dissolūtus, past participle of dissolvere, to dissolve; see dissolve.]

dis′so·lute′ly adv.
dis′so·lute′ness n.

dissolute

(ˈdɪsəˌluːt)
adj
given to dissipation; debauched
[C14: from Latin dissolūtus loose, from dissolvere to dissolve]
ˈdissoˌlutely adv
ˈdissoˌluteness n

dis•so•lute

(ˈdɪs əˌlut)

adj.
indifferent to moral restraints; given to improper conduct.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissolūtus, past participle of dissolvere to dissolve]
dis′so•lute`ly, adv.
dis′so•lute`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissolute - 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

dissolute

dissolute

adjective
Translations
خَليع، فاجِر، فاسِد
prostopášnýzhýralý
fordærvet
léha
ósiîsamur; svallsamur; lauslátur
pasileidimas
izlaidīgsizvirtis
ahlâksız

dissolute

[ˈdɪsəluːt] ADJdisoluto

dissolute

[ˈdɪsəluːt] adj (= debauched) [person] → débauché(e), dissolu(e); [behaviour, lifestyle] → dissolu(e)

dissolute

adj personzügellos; way of lifeausschweifend, zügellos; appearanceverlebt

dissolute

[ˈdɪsəˌluːt] adjdissoluto/a

dissolute

(ˈdisəluːt) adjective
bad or immoral. dissolute behaviour.
ˈdissoluteness noun
References in classic literature ?
Dimmesdale longed at least to shake hands with the tarry black-guard, and recreate himself with a few improper jests, such as dissolute sailors so abound with, and a volley of good, round, solid, satisfactory, and heaven-defying oaths
At any rate you know me as a dissolute dog, who has never done any good, and never will.
Littimer, slightly lifting up his eyebrows, but not his eyes, 'there was a young woman who fell into dissolute courses, that I endeavoured to save, sir, but could not rescue.
how many ears are turned to the tales which dissolute crusaders, or hypocritical pilgrims, bring from that fatal land
About this time the father of our Chrysostom died, and he was left heir to a large amount of property in chattels as well as in land, no small number of cattle and sheep, and a large sum of money, of all of which the young man was left dissolute owner, and indeed he was deserving of it all, for he was a very good comrade, and kind-hearted, and a friend of worthy folk, and had a countenance like a benediction.
No family will accept a young man of dissolute habits.
As the eleventh hour struck, he entered with a swaggering air, attended by two of the most dissolute and reckless of his boon companions.
Yes, he also declared that he greatly liked me for my purity and good sense; that I must beware of dissolute young men; and that he knew Anna Thedorovna, who had charged him to inform me that she would shortly be visiting me in person.
In his youth he had been a dissolute libertine, but was converted by Mother Ann herself, and had partaken of the wild fanaticism of the early Shakers.
An' then," continued Horse Egan, for the peppery Major's peculiarities of speech and manner were as well known as his tanned face; "'an' then, ye dissolute, half-baked, putty-faced scum o' Connemara, if I find a man so much as lookin' confused, begad, I'll coort-martial the whole company.
The demoralizing influence of a dissolute foreign population, and the frequent visits of all descriptions of vessels, have tended not a little to increase the evils alluded to.
But, irreverently consorting with these grave, reputable, and pious people, these elders of the church, these chaste dames and dewy virgins, there were men of dissolute lives and women of spotted fame, wretches given over to all mean and filthy vice, and suspected even of horrid crimes.