Dissolute

Adjective

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.

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