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libertine

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noun lib·er·tine \ˈli-bər-ˌtēn\

Simple Definition of libertine

  • : a person (especially a man) who leads an immoral life and is mainly interested in sexual pleasure

Full Definition of libertine

  1. 1 usually disparaging :  a freethinker especially in religious matters

  2. 2 :  a person who is unrestrained by convention or morality; specifically :  one leading a dissolute life

libertine adjective

Examples of libertine

  1. libertines of the royal court

  2. <the legend of Don Juan depicts him as a playboy and libertine>



Origin of libertine

Middle English libertyn freedman, from Latin libertinus, from libertinus, adjective, of a freedman, from libertus freedman, from liber


First Known Use: 1577



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