Definitions for: Libertine


[n] a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
[adj] unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lib"er*tine (-t[i^]n), n. [L. libertinus freedman,
from libertus one made free, fr. liber free: cf. F. libertin.
See Liberal.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the
son of a freedman.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Anabaptists, in the
fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth century, who
rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and
advocated a community of goods and of women.

3. One free from restraint; one who acts according to his
impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who gives
rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.

Like a puffed and reckless libertine, Himself the
primrose path of dalliance treads. --Shak.

4. A defamatory name for a freethinker. [Obsoles.]


Lib"er*tine, a. [L. libertinus of a freedman: cf. F.
libertin. See Libertine, n. ]
1. Free from restraint; uncontrolled. [Obs.]

You are too much libertine. --Beau. & Fl.

2. Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as,
libertine principles or manners. --Bacon.

Synonyms: debauched, debauchee, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, immoral, profligate, riotous, rounder

See Also: adulterer, bad person, blood, debaucher, fornicator, gigolo, ladies' man, lady killer, philanderer, profligate, rake, ravisher, rip, roue, seducer, swinger, tramp, violator, womaniser, womanizer

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