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Synonyms for dissoluteness

excessive freedom; lack of restraint

Synonyms for dissoluteness

indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

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Dissoluteness in speech knows no bounds: they revile the clergy, the authorities, publicly insult his imperial highness'.
As the "austere and masculine" give way to "a ferocious dissoluteness," the "disease" of aristocratic manners spreads throughout the body politic, infecting all ranks.
21, 22: "Evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, stealings, greeds, viciousnesses, fraud, dissoluteness, envy, evil-speaking, pride, folly" (Super 6:287).
That Greene himself was in fact a thoroughly commercial author of journalistic ephemera and collaborative popular plays who was, moreover, famous for the bohemian dissoluteness of his life, merely confirms that his implicit theatrical model is a construct upheld by rhetorical pretense rather than a summary of the institution's real conditions.
7 OED dates the use of the word class in its modern sense ('a division or order of society according to status; a rank or grade of society') to 1772, citing Hanway's Observations on the Causes of Dissoluteness which reigns among the lower classes of the people in illustration.
Alving realizes that, in basing her actions on duty rather than love, she has been indirectly responsible both for her husband's dissoluteness and her son's incipient insanity.
They are not merely pictures but indictments of the normal dissoluteness of ordinary persons in the wasteland of upscale housing, in patios and backyards, by swimming pools or barbecue pits, on balconies over beaches or on the beaches themselves, in the living rooms where they party or in the bedrooms where they seek to rub or sleep away the itches of indulgence or the desperations of irremediable loneliness.
Fears concerning loss of moral values, dissoluteness, spread of drug abuse, pornography and prostitution are also widespread across Europe.
The idea is that too much liberty will lead to licentiousness and dissoluteness, and an erosion of liberal politics.
The Greek gods do not exist prior to or outside this cosmos; rather, they exist already within the muthos of chaos and order: "And wise men tell us, Callicles, that heaven and earth and gods and men are held together by communion and friendship, by orderliness, temperance, and justice; and that is the reason, my friend, why they call the whole of this world by the name of order (kosmos), not of disorder or dissoluteness.
If the poor or the working classes are vicious or do evil, and there are numerous instances of each in the story, it is because poverty, hardship, and drink have driven them into lives of dissoluteness or crime.
The repugnant actions of its omnipresent protagonist convey the author's "message for the great time capsule," that the beatnik dissoluteness of On The Road, The Dharma Bums, Naked Lunch and High Priest has no place in traditional Buddhism.
This and the widespread ignorance and dissoluteness which they perceived in the nominally Catholic clergy horrified the Jesuits, whose advent meant the end of medieval indiscipline.
Nero, amongst a heap of horrible vices, still retained an uncommon passion for building; but luxury and dissoluteness had a greater share in it, than true magnificence.
These forms, though they confirm the worldliness and dissoluteness of the Restoration, are only a partial expression of the age, which also saw remarkable accomplishments in prose composition, science, philosophy, and religion.