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dissolute

[dis-uh-loot] /ˈdɪs əˌlut/
adjective
1.
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissolūtus (past participle of dissolvere to dissolve). See dis-1, solute
Related forms
dissolutely, adverb
dissoluteness, noun
undissolute, adjective
Can be confused
desolate, dissolute (see synonym study at desolate)
Synonyms
corrupt, loose, debauched, wanton, abandoned.
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British Dictionary definitions for dissoluteness

dissolute

/ˈdɪsəˌluːt/
adjective
1.
given to dissipation; debauched
Derived Forms
dissolutely, adverb
dissoluteness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin dissolūtus loose, from dissolvere to dissolve
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Word Origin and History for dissoluteness

dissolute

adj.

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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