dissolute dissolute

Definition(s):

  • (adj) unrestrained by convention or morality

Usage(s):

  1. Most older Japanese considered them dissolute, domineering upstarts.
  2. Sometimes he simply looks like hell -- fat, dissolute, aging, fuddled.
  3. The fact that Kim can deal rationally belies decades of propaganda portraying him as a dissolute wacko with a penchant for pornography.

News

  • State should avoid this sort of investing

    In his recent book “The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess,” Turney Duff describes his life as a trader for a hedge fund. His work was a constant search for inside information that could be used to get an edge in the stock market. His personal life was dissolute even as he earned a fantastic salary. There was little morality in his job and illegality was winked at.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer

Quotes

  1. "It's not only dissolute, it's cynical," said Nadia Yassine, spokeswoman for the movement and the daughter of its founder, Sheik Yassine.
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Nadia Yassine Source: The West Australian

  2. In one extraordinarily bitter rebuttal, Paterson, 55, said the "bashing" sought to portray him as "racialized, hypersexualized and more or less dissolute."
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: David Paterson Source: AFP

  3. In words that could apply just as well to the likes of Skilling and Lay, Marx wrote: "Clashing every moment with the bourgeois laws themselves, an unbridled assertion of unhealthy and dissolute appetites manifested itself, particularly at the top of...
    on May 28, 2006 By: Karl Marx Source: World Socialist Web Site

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /