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Definition of "dissolute" [dis•so•lute]

  • Lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissolute" in a sentence
  • "And above all things, here is a living presentment of a beautiful woman, pure in dissolute days, passing quiet hours of domestic life amongst her own family, where we may all visit her and hear her voice, even in the very tones in which she spoke to her lover."
  • "As in dissolute Corinth to "company with no fornicators," &c., would be almost to company with none in the (unbelieving) world; ye need not utterly ( "altogether") forego intercourse with fornicators, &c., of the unbelieving world (compare 1Co 10: 27; Joh 17: 15; 1Jo 5: 18, 19)."
  • "In this it is fautye to come to the kynd that is nye vnto it, whyche is called dissolute, because it waueth hyther and thyther, as it were wythout senowes and ioyntes, standyng surely in no poynte."