2. lawless, unrestrained, unbridled, unchecked, ungoverned; intemperate, incontinent, self-indulgent, free-living, Saturnalian; drunken, sottish, crapulous, Bacchanalian.
3. degenerate, depraved, corrupt, perverted; vicious, foul, vile, base; wicked, iniquitous, nefarious, heinous, flagitious, atrocious; immoral, sinful, peccant, evil-minded, vice-ridden; unregenerate, unredeemable, unprincipled, shameless, unscrupulous, reprobate; shameful, disgraceful, rascally, worthless; notorious, infamous, scandalous, disreputable.
dissolution, n. 1. separation, resolution, severance, disseverance, disseverment, disseveration, disconnection, detachment, division, parting, disjunction, dis-juncture; divorce, disengagement, disassociation, disunion, break-up, Inf bust-up; untying, unbinding, undoing, unfettering, loosening.
2. dismssal, disbandment, adjournment, recess, prorogation, suspension; discontinuation, discontinuance, stoppage, halt; termination, end, ending, finish, conclusion, closing, wind up, wrap-up.
3. disintegration, collapse, crumbling, decomposition, decay; destruction, ruin, devastation, annihilation; dispersal, diffusion, dissipation, scattering or spreading out.
4. disappearance, evaporation, vanishment, departure.
dissolve, v. 1. solvate, (in prescriptions) solvere, macerate, put into a solution; liquefy, melt, thaw, thaw out, deliquesce, fuse.
2. disbond, untie, unbind, resolve into; separate, sever, dissever, break up, divide, disconnect, detach, disjoin, dissociate; disunite, divorce, disassociate.
3. terminate, end, put an end to, discontinue, bring to an end or conclusion, wind up, finish up, close, call to a close, break off; adjourn, recess, prorogue, suspend, break up, dismiss, disband.
4. disintegrate, crumble, collapse, fall to pieces, fall apart, decompose, decay, rot; disperse, diffuse, dissipate, scatter or spread out.
5. abolish, nullify, cancel, void, invalidate; veto, countermand; annul, abrogate, rescind, revoke, repeal, call off.
6. wane, fade, dim, weaken, evanesce, dwindle, shrink, diminish, decline, decrease, lessen, slack off; fade away, waste away, erode, SI. conk out, Inf peter out; disappear, evaporate, vanish, go up in smoke, die out, perish.
dissonance, n. 1. discordance, inharmoniousness, unmelodiousness; cacophony, stridency, jangle, jarring, clashing, grating, croaking, rasping, hoarseness.
2. disaccord, disagreement, difference of opinion; discord, dissension, dissent; discrepancy, inconsistency, variance, incongruity; dissimilarity, dissimilitude, unlikeness, difference, disparity.
dissonant, adj. 1. discordant, absonant, inharmonious, unmelodious, tuneless, out of tune; cacophonous, strident, harsh, grating, raucous, jarring, jangling, clashing, screechy, screaky; disagreeable, unpleasant, displeasing.
2. disagreeing, differing, opposed; dissimilar, different, divergent, irreconcilable; discrepant, inconsistent, at variance, incongruous, contradictory, opposite.
dissuade, v. discourage, disincline, stop, hold in leash, harness, pull in, turn aside from, talk out of, persuade not to. See - discourage.
dissuasion, n. discouragement, Archaic, dehorta-tion, rein, squelch, Inf. kibosh. See - discouragement (defs. 3, 4).
dissuasive, adj. discouraging, cautionary, warning, monitory, admonitory, expostulatory, remonstrative, Archaic, dehortatory; deprecatory, repressive, suppressive.