Definition of dissolute in English:

dissolute

Line breaks: dis|sol¦ute
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪsəluːt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

dissolutely

adverb
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  • Their suffering is generally caused by adults: a parent has died, or run off, or otherwise acted irresponsibly, drunkenly, selfishly, dissolutely.
  • I dissolutely admit that veracious men with mediocre vocations make great friends but it's those carnivorous corporate men with hefty expense accounts that somehow get my hormones raging.
  • Others might grow poor squandering resources by living dissolutely.

dissoluteness

noun
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  • These radicals despise the West for what they consider the immorality, depravity, and dissoluteness of its mass culture.
  • In such circumstances, it was only to be expected that Christ College in the nineteenth century had a certain reputation for dissoluteness among its staff.
  • The slave states, were marked by ‘the unequal distribution of property, the toleration of slavery, the ignorance and poverty of the lower classes,’ and a ‘dissoluteness of manners.’

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin dissolutus 'disconnected, loose', from the verb dissolvere (see dissolve).

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