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, incorrigible, indecent, indulgent, iniquitous, intemperate, lascivious, libertine, libidinous, licentious, low-minded, lustful, luxuriosus, perverted, polluted, prodigal, profligate, prurient, rakish, reprobate, salacious, satyric, sensual, shameless, unashamed, unbridled, unchaste, uncurbed, unprincipaled, unrestrained, unvirtuous, warped, wayward associated concepts: dissolute person II index culpable, depraved, disorderly, disreputable, felonious, immoral, iniquitous, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, licentious, nefarious, profligate (corrupt), promiscuous, prurient, reprobate, salacious, tainted (corrupted), unrestrained (not repressed), wanton

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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