What does Dissolute mean?

Definitions for Dissolute
ˈdɪs əˌlutDis·so·lute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or morality

    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

GCIDE

  1. Dissolute(a.)

    Loosed from restraint; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; esp., loose in morals and conduct; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

    Etymology: [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]

Wiktionary

  1. dissolute(Adjective)

    Unrestrained by morality.

  2. dissolute(Adjective)

    Recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissolute(adj)

    with nerves unstrung; weak

    Etymology: [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]

  2. Dissolute(adj)

    loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched

    Etymology: [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]

How to pronounce Dissolute?

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How to say Dissolute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dissolute in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dissolute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Dissolute in a Sentence

  1. Marquis de Sade:

    Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.

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