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lib·er·tine

 (lĭb′ər-tēn′)
n.
1. One who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person.
2. One who defies established religious precepts; a freethinker.
adj.
Morally unrestrained; dissolute.

[Middle English, freedman, from Latin lībertīnus, from lībertus, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.]

libertine

(ˈlɪbəˌtiːn; -ˌtaɪn)
n
a morally dissolute person
adj
morally dissolute
[C14 (in the sense: freedman, dissolute person): from Latin lībertīnus freedman, from lībertus freed, from līber free]
ˈliberˌtinage, ˈlibertinˌism n

lib•er•tine

(ˈlɪb ərˌtin, -tɪn)

n.
1. a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained; a profligate; rake.
2. a freethinker in religious matters.
3. a person freed from slavery in ancient Rome.
adj.
4. free of moral, esp. sexual, restraint; licentious.
[1350–1400; Middle English libertyn < Latin lībertīnus of a freedman (adj.), freedman (n.) =lībert(us) freedman (appar. by reanalysis of liber-tās liberty as libert-ās) + -īnus -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.libertine - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
adulterer, fornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornication
bad person - a person who does harm to others
gigolo - a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
profligate, rake, rakehell, rip, roue, blood - a dissolute man in fashionable society
ladies' man, lady killer, seducer - a man who takes advantage of women
swinger, tramp - a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
debaucher, ravisher, violator - someone who assaults others sexually
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
Adj.1.libertine - unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

libertine

noun
1. reprobate, seducer, profligate, womanizer, rake, swinger (slang), lecher, roué, sensualist, voluptuary, debauchee, lech or letch (informal), loose liver a self-confessed coward, libertine and scoundrel
adjective

libertine

noun
An immoral or licentious person:
adjective
Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained:
Translations

libertine

[ˈlɪbətiːn] Nlibertino/a m/f

libertine

nWüstling m, → Libertin m (geh)
References in classic literature ?
Only, her mental excesses were theoretical, hedged in by so much humane feeling and conventional reserves, that they amounted to no more than mere libertinage of thought; whereas the other woman, the governess of Flora de Barral, was, as you may have noticed, severely practical--terribly practical.
Why shouldn't a governess have passions, all the passions, even that of libertinage, and even ungovernable passions; yet suppressed by the very same means which keep the rest of us in order: early training--necessity--circumstances--fear of consequences; till there comes an age, a time when the restraint of years becomes intolerable--and infatuation irresistible .