dissolute

[ dis-uh-loot ]SEE DEFINITION OF dissolute

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISSOLUTE

It sent him off in a rage, with all his crew of dissolute followers.

Badman continues a loose blackguard, extravagant, idle and dissolute.

He was accused of dissolute conduct, and was superseded in his office by Du Poizat.

The worst was, that the dissolute life he led grievously affected the business.

The dissolute men who have written verses have not been great poets.

She was so convinced that I was "dissolute," because of my class—as an earl's grandson.

Those were the days when Dawson might fitly have been called the dissolute.

Anjou is, from all accounts, reckless and dissolute; and Alencon is sickly.

Yes, my dear, that was your parent, a dissolute ruffian whom you will do well to forget.

"A dissolute friend of mine whom I am sending out to the colonies," he said.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "loose, negligent, morally or religiously lax," from Latin dissolutus "loose, disconnected," past participle of dissolvere "loosen up" (see dissolve). A figurative use of the classical Latin word. Related: Dissolutely; dissoluteness.

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