Origin of dissolute
Examples from the Web for dissoluteness
All writers concur in stigmatizing the dissoluteness and neglect of decency that prevailed among the clergy.
It was destroyed by the loafers and the dissoluteness of Coney Island.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
The most dissolute cavaliers stood aghast at the dissoluteness of the emancipated precisian.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Below the popes, a clergy as vicious as their rulers, squandering money, plundered from the people in dissoluteness and luxury.
Such pleasures are signs of dissipation, dissoluteness, in the literal sense.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for dissoluteness
Word Origin for dissolute
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.