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dissolute

adjective A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term meaning free of sexual inhibitions; it is not used in the working medical parlance.
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No family will accept a young man of dissolute habits.
dissolute nobleman, to a high office, asked him what security he would
Becky used to go through dialogues with it; it formed the delight of Newman Street, Gerrard Street, and the Artists' quarter: and the young painters, when they came to take their gin-and-water with their lazy, dissolute, clever, jovial senior, used regularly to ask Rebecca if Miss Pinkerton was at home: she was as well known to them, poor soul
Take the case of your own daughter, the young lady downstairs, who is your breathing image'--Mrs Varden coughed and simpered--'there is a young man (I am sorry to say, a dissolute fellow, of very indifferent character) of whom I have heard Ned speak--Bullet was it--Pullet--Mullet--'
Dawkin's appearance did not say a vast deal in favour of the comforts which his patron's interest obtained for those whom he took under his protection; but, as he had a rather flightly and dissolute mode of conversing, and furthermore avowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sobriquet of 'The Artful Dodger,' Oliver concluded that, being of a dissipated and careless turn, the moral precepts of his benefactor had hitherto been thrown away upon him.
He was a morose, savage-hearted, bad man; idle and dissolute in his habits; cruel and ferocious in his disposition.
Tess is seduced by dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy.
In a nutshell: This remake of a middling 1977 comedy about dissolute yuppies fattening their portfolios with a crime spree is more unfocused and toothless than the original.
But when it comes to leading a dissolute lifestyle while waiting for the top job to become available, you cannot beat George IV.
Theatre-goers in London and New York were flocking to see Lily Langtry play a dissolute courtesan in The Degenerates.
Among the vivid characters Gant encounters are reckless Robert Weaver, eccentric Bascom Pentland, affluent Joel Pierce, and dissolute Francis Starwick.
The role of the formerly dirt-poor Maggie, looking to entice her dissolute husband, Brick, to impregnate her and produce an heir to the family fortune, has been played by Barbara Bel Geddes, Elizabeth Ashley, Kathleen Turner, Jessica Lange and Elizabeth Taylor (the latter in the film).