What does DISSOLUTE mean?

DISSOLUTE meaning in General Dictionary

With nerves unstrung weak

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  • unrestrained by meeting or morality
  • With nerves unstrung; weak.
  • Loosed from discipline; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sexy pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

DISSOLUTE meaning in Law Dictionary

This term is given to an individual without any regard for personal criteria expected of him and he behaves in a lewd, immoral and unrestrained method.


DISSOLUTE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "loose, negligent, morally or religiously lax," from Latin dissolutus "loose, disconnected," previous participle of dissolvere "loosen up" (see dissolve). A figurative use of the traditional Latin term. Associated: Dissolutely; dissoluteness.


DISSOLUTE meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) With nerves unstrung; weak.

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  • (a.) Loosed from restraint; esp., free in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sexy pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

Sentence Examples with the word DISSOLUTE

He now signalized himself by his dissolute life and the ingenuity with which he contrived to perpetrate forgeries and other crimes without exposing himself to the risk of detection.

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