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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.
Philippe of Orleans wishing to appoint one of his favorites, a dissolute nobleman, to a high office, asked him what security he would be able to give.
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.
Entrepreneur John Whyte was behind the ambitious plan to build a rival to tracks such as Epsom and Ascot, but The Times described it as "a disgusting petty botheration" when it opened and added that it attracted "dirty and dissolute vagabonds".
He denies that the commission will get dissolute while experts say that the geography textbook for second year of high-school must be immediately withdrawn as it is filled with errors.
The early Juan had all of the legend's trademark rakishness but was more dissolute than the one of later centuries.
"Boyish" still implies the lover's femaleness even as it insinuates the word "boy." (Dissolute 146)6
The Gospel is still read at Mass, and every so often the pope or some other prelate will scold the greedy or cruel in general, but the active agenda of the Roman hierarchy seems based on a line from the Book of Leviticus and a page by a fourth-century bishop, who, burnt out by his dissolute youth, condemned all earthly pleasures.
In playing a dissolute, alcoholic, out-of-work actor who takes his long-suffering flatmate (Paul McGann) for a disastrous weekend in the country, Grant also managed to bag one of the greatest lines in cinema history as, while running sodden and starving after a farmer's tractor, he shouts: "We've gone on holiday by mistake!" Five Easy Pieces AS if playing the drunken drop-out lawyer in Easy Rider wasn't iconic enough, old Jack epitomises slacker cool in this free-wheeling '70s gem.