libertinage

noun
lib·​er·​tin·​age | \ ˈli-bər-ˌtē-nij How to pronounce libertinage (audio) \

Definition of libertinage

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of libertinage in a Sentence

his frat-boy libertinage was abruptly halted when his fed-up father cut him off financially a young prince more interested in libertinage than leadership
Recent Examples on the Web With no new model for relationships, libertinage reigned. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Art of Dying," 16 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'libertinage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of libertinage

1611, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about libertinage

Time Traveler for libertinage

Time Traveler

The first known use of libertinage was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Statistics for libertinage

Cite this Entry

“Libertinage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/libertinage. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on libertinage

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for libertinage

Comments on libertinage

What made you want to look up libertinage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!