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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.
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Adv.1.dissolutely - in a dissolute way


[ˈdɪsəˌluːtlɪ] advdissolutamente
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Leonardo, Gozo (1773), and Don Giovanni of citta Pinto (1791), who were rumored to be living dissolutely with their maids, see CEM, AO 683, ff.
Criticism laboring at its own frontiers must always point beyond itself toward the dissolutely threatening truth of art.
Many privileged women lived dissolutely, and many unprivileged women found ways to live their faith.