- The definition of dissolute is immoral and involved in improper conduct.
An example of someone dissolute is a person who commits adultery.
Origin: Classical Latin dissolutus, loosened, lax, unrestrained; past participle of dissolvere: see dissolve
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Origin: Middle English, from Latin dissolūtus, past participle of dissolvere, to dissolve; see dissolve.
- disˈso·luteˌly adverb
- disˈso·luteˌness noun