One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person or way of life) overindulging in sensual pleasures.‘dissipated behaviour’
dissolute, debauched, decadent, intemperate, immoderate, profligate, abandoned, self-indulgent, wild, unrestrained, fast-livingView synonyms
- ‘Sir Roger Scatcherd dies of drink and his dissipated son Louis almost immediately follows him, leaving the Scatcherd fortunes without an heir.’
- ‘Life was good, in a dissipated and decadent, perpetually-sozzled sort of way.’
- ‘There is no denying that this is an odd moment captured forever - the curious intersection of a revolution and a dissipated Hollywood has-been.’
- ‘When Maurice's dissipated brother, Francis, discovers money missing, Berry is wrongly accused of the theft.’
- ‘Enjoying a dissipated Saturday lie-in, listening to loud music whilst contemplating the ceiling, I somehow didn't hear the front door being opened.’
- ‘But the impression created by these sculptures is as much that of the aftermath of a dissipated party as of more serious kinds of devastation.’
- ‘"You lead a dissipated life," the mother railed.’
- ‘Pushkin continued his dissipated life after 1826 but with less gusto.’
- ‘In Vienna, a dissipated pianist is about to flee the city to avoid fighting a duel the next morning.’
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