libertine
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlɪb.ə.tiːn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɪb.ɚ.tin/
Noun

libertine (plural libertines)

  1. (historical) Someone freed from slavery in Ancient Rome; a freedman.
Noun

libertine (plural libertines)

  1. One who is freethinking in religious matters.
  2. Someone (especially a man) who takes no notice of moral laws, especially those involving sexual propriety; someone loose in morals; a pleasure-seeker.
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, Penguin 2007, p. 123,
      So the truth of the matter is that a libertine in love, if indeed a libertine can be in love, becomes from that moment in less of a hurry to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.
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libertine

  1. Dissolute, licentious, profligate; loose in morals.
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