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 for dissolute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissolute \Dis"so*lute\, a. [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere:
     cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]
     1. With nerves unstrung; weak. [Obs.] --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct;
        recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate;
        wanton; lewd; debauched. "A wild and dissolute soldier."
     Syn: Uncurbed; unbridled; disorderly; unrestrained; reckless;
          wild; wanton; vicious; lax; licentious; lewd; rakish;
          debauched; profligate.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a
             debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated
             and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn:
             debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated,
             dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissolute":
     abandoned, amoral, contaminated, corrupt, corrupted, debased,
     debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, depraved, dissipated,
     fast, free, free-living, gallant, gay, hedonistic, high-living,
     immoral, incontinent, intemperate, lax, libidinous, licentious,
     light, loose, morally polluted, overindulgent, perverted, polluted,
     profligate, raffish, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly, rakish,
     reprobate, riotous, rotten, self-indulgent, slack,
     steeped in iniquity, tainted, unbridled, unprincipled,
     unrestrained, vice-corrupted, vitiated, wanton, warped, wayward,

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