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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
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[ˈdɪsəˌluːtlɪ] advdissolutamente
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And he dissolutely promotes chauvinism and violence against women.
He seeks to show that he could not have acted differently, constantly insisting that, "all husbands who live as I did, must either live dissolutely, separate, or kill themselves or their wives as I did" (PSS 27: 50).
538 (1891), wherein an uncle promised his nephew a sum if the nephew would stop smoking and otherwise act dissolutely.