Dis"so*lute (?), a. [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]

1.

With nerves unstrung; weak.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

"A wild and dissolute soldier."

Motley.

Syn. -- Uncurbed; unbridled; disorderly; unrestrained; reckless; wild; wanton; vicious; lax; licentious; lewd; akish; debauched; profligate.

 

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