Definition of dissolute adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪsəluːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪsəluːt//
(formal, disapproving) Immoral
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enjoying immoral activities and not caring about behaving in a morally acceptable way See related entries: Immoral Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin dissolutus ‘disconnected, loose’, from the verb dissolvere, from dis- ‘apart’ + solvere ‘loosen or solve’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dissolute