noun \ˈli-bər-ˌtēn\

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

Full Definition of LIBERTINE

usually disparaging :  a freethinker especially in religious matters
:  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>


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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