a. lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices
The dissolute life led by the ancient Romans is indeed shocking.
Sentence in Classic:
In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Alexander Vronsky, in spite of the dissolute life, and in especial the drunken habits, for which he was notorious, was quite one of the court circle.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All these sounds, intimating the disorderly state of the town, crowded with military nobles and their dissolute attendants, gave Gurth some uneasiness.
I shall only make one more examination of myself; when I have done that, I shall know pretty certainly when it will be that the horrors of dissolution will begin.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
Since the battle of Borodino and the pillage of Moscow it had borne within itself, as it were, the chemical elements of dissolution.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Various groups of people formed and dissolved, the coming formation and dissolution of kingdoms and displacement of peoples was in course of preparation.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context