Preoccupied with pleasure and vice.
“The dissolute professor lost his tenure when he showed up shitfaced for an AM lecture on Wittgenstein.”
Note: Dissolute often refers to an over-indulgence in refined pleasures, as in, “His inheritance financed a dissolute decade that left him fat, penniless, and syphilitic.”
Have any good examples of dissolute characters? I’m thinking Hank Moody from Californication and Maurice Spandrell from Point Counterpoint.