dissolute

  • 1 Dissolute — Dis so*lute, a. [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See {Dissolve}.] 1. With nerves unstrung; weak. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dissolute — I adjective abandoned, base minded, carnal, concupiscent, corrupt, corrupted, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, depraved, dissipated, dissolutus, evil minded, free living, graceless, immoderate, immoral, impure, incontinent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dissolute — (adj.) late 14c., loose, negligent, morally or religiously lax, from L. dissolutus loose, disconnected, pp. of dissolvere loosen up (see DISSOLVE (Cf. dissolve)). A figurative use of the classical Latin word. Related: Dissolutely; dissoluteness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dissolute — profligate, reprobate, *abandoned Analogous words: *licentious, libertine, wanton, lewd: inebriated, intoxicated, drunken, *drunk: debauched, depraved, corrupt, debased, perverted (see under DEBASE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 dissolute — [adj] lacking restraint, indulgent abandoned, corrupt, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissipated, evil, fast*, fast and loose*, gone bad*, high living*, intemperate, in the fast lane*, lascivious, lax, lecherous, lewd, libertine, licentious,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dissolute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ overindulgent in sensual pleasures. ORIGIN Latin dissolutus disconnected, loose , from dissolvere dissolve …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 dissolute — [dis′ə lo͞ot΄] adj. [L dissolutus, loosened, lax, unrestrained; pp. of dissolvere: see DISSOLVE] dissipated and immoral; profligate; debauched dissolutely adv. dissoluteness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 dissolute — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dissolutus, from past participle of dissolvere to loosen, dissolve Date: 14th century lacking restraint; especially marked by indulgence in things (as drink or promiscuous sex) deemed vices < the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 dissolute — [[t]dɪ̱səluːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Someone who is dissolute does not care at all about morals and lives in a way that is considered to be wicked and immoral. Syn: degenerate …

    English dictionary

  • 10 dissolute — adjective having an immoral way of life, for example drinking too much alcohol, having sex with many people etc: Dylan Thomas, then an intensely romantic, though dissolute figure dissolutely adverb dissoluteness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 dissolute — adjective the problems of dissolute teens have become epidemic Syn: dissipated, debauched, decadent, intemperate, profligate, self indulgent, wild, depraved; licentious, promiscuous; drunken Ant: ascetic …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 dissolute — dissolutely, adv. dissoluteness, n. /dis euh looht /, adj. indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated. [1350 1400; ME ( < AF) < L dissolutus (ptp. of dissolvere to DISSOLVE). See DIS 1, SOLUTE]… …

    Universalium

  • 13 dissolute — adjective a) Unrestrained by morality. b) Recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures. Syn: debauched, dissipated, hedonic, lascivious …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 dissoluté — (di sso lu té) s. m. Terme de pharmacie. Résultat d une dissolution. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. dissolution …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 dissolute — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, amoral, contaminated, corrupt, corrupted, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, depraved, dissipated, fast, free, free living, gallant, gay, hedonistic, high living, immoral, incontinent,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 dissolute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. vicious, dissipated. See intemperance, impurity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. loose, licentious, debauched, dissipated; see lewd 2 , wicked 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. abandoned, immoral,… …

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  • 17 dissolute — dis|so|lute [ˈdısəlu:t] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: dissolutus, past participle of dissolvere; DISSOLVE] having an immoral way of life, for example drinking too much alcohol or having sex with many people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dissolute — dis|so|lute [ dısə,lut ] adjective FORMAL spending too much time and money on physical pleasures in a way that most people consider immoral ╾ dis|so|lute|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 dissolute — dis·so·lute || dɪsÉ™luːt adj. debauched, depraved, wanton, corrupt, licentious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 dissolute — [ dɪsəlu:t] adjective overindulgent in sensual pleasures. Derivatives dissolutely adverb dissoluteness noun Origin ME: from L. dissolutus disconnected, loose , from dissolvere (see dissolve) …

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