- indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.
Origin of dissolute
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Examples from the Web for dissoluteness
Overeating and dissoluteness killed her, according to the Lorilleuxs.L'Assommoir
The opportunities for vice and dissoluteness are really less than at home.
It is more reasonable to attribute it to the dissoluteness of his life.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
The priests had degenerated into an army of mercenaries, living in luxury and dissoluteness.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
Such pleasures are signs of dissipation, dissoluteness, in the literal sense.Human Nature and Conduct
- given to dissipation; debauched
Word Origin and History for dissoluteness
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.