dissoluteness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dissolute +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

dissoluteness (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Lack of restraint; excess.
  2. Looseness of morals; wantonness, licentiousness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
      Wee dare not call our members by their proper names, and feare not to employ them in all kind of dissolutenese.