Origin of dissolute
Examples from the Web for dissolute
On his execution, state media accused Jang of leading a "dissolute, depraved life" and running up £6.4 million in gambling debts.The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror'|The Telegraph|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even if they do not manage to take and hold power, they are examples of the dissolute lives that sons of dictators often lead.
Keep not company with dissolute, lying, or idle women; otherwise they will infallibly infect thee by their example.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
We call such a person dissolute; and dissolute means literally separated, loosed, broken apart.Practical Ethics|William DeWitt Hyde
A king had a son whom he daily discovered carousing with dissolute companions, eating and drinking.
He soon became famous at court for his prodigality and dissolute manners.
To the dissolute and bad the thing remains a frightful mystery.In Jail with Charles Dickens|Alfred Trumble
British Dictionary definitions for dissolute
Word Origin for dissolute
Word Origin and History for dissolute
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.