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Definition of the adjective dissolute

What does dissolute mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. unrestrained by convention or morality

Alternative definition of the adjective dissolute


  1. Unrestrained by morality.
  2. Recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures.

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Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

DISSOLUTE, adj. Fr. dissolu; Italian, r Dis'solutely, adv. Span. and Port. disso-" Dis'solute N Ess, n.s. (luto ; Lat. dissolutus, Dissolu'tion. from dis and solvere, solutus, to loose. Unrestrained by law or morals; debauched; luxurious. Dissolution is ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

dissolute /diss-uh-loot/ adj. indulging in immoral activities. dissolution n. 1 the formal closing down or ending of an assembly or agreement. 2 the action of dissolving or decomposing.

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1849)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

Dissolute ; wild ; lewd. Raker, ralcur, «. One who rakes. Raking, raiting, part. a. That rakes, as a raking fire. In Architecture, applied to any member whose arrises lie inclined to the horizon ; — s. the act of using a rake ; the space of ground raked ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

A wild, worthless, dissolute, debauched fellow. RAKE HELLY, 13'ke-hély. a. Wild, dissolute. RAKISH, rā'ke-ish. a. Loose, lewd, dissolute. To RALLY, rål'-ly. v. a. To put disordered or dispersed forces into ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

DISSOLUTE adj. [dissoLtru, Lat.] Loose ; •Mtaa ; unrestrained j dissolved in pleasures} lux- L-iiu>; debauched. — A guut huge and tatl. Who him disarmed, dissolute, disinay'd, l'.awsres surpriz'd. Fairy Sateen. Such (Land in narrow lanes, And ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... (1862)

To which is Added, a Concise Classical Dictionary by Robert Sullivan

a wild, dissolute fellow, a roue". Rakehell, s. a rake : a. wild, dissolute. Ra'ker, s. one that rakes. Ra'kish, a. loose, lewd, dissolute.

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Scrabble value of D2I1S1S1O1L1U1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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