What does libertine mean?

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ˈlɪb ərˌtin, -tɪnlib·er·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. libertine, debauchee, rounder(adj)

    a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

  2. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or morality

    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"


  1. libertine(Noun)

    Someone freed from slavery in Ancient Rome; a freedman.

  2. libertine(Noun)

    One who is freethinking in religious matters.

  3. libertine(Noun)

    Someone (especially a man) who takes no notice of moral laws, especially those involving sexual propriety; someone loose in morals; a pleasure-seeker.

  4. libertine(Adjective)

    Dissolute, licentious, profligate; loose in morals.

  5. Origin: From libertinus, from libertus, from liber; see liberal, liberate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Libertine(noun)

    a manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the son of a freedman

  2. Libertine(noun)

    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. Libertine(noun)

    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

  4. Libertine(noun)

    a defamatory name for a freethinker

  5. Libertine(noun)

    free from restraint; uncontrolled

  6. Libertine(noun)

    dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as, libertine principles or manners

  7. Origin: [L. libertinus of a freedman: cf. F. libertin. See Libertine, n. ]


  1. Libertine

    A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertines place value on physical pleasures, meaning those experienced through the senses. As a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, particularly in France and Great Britain. Notable among these were John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, and the Marquis de Sade. "Libertine" is defined today as "a dissolute person; usually a person who is morally unrestrained". Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand wrote that Joseph Bonaparte "sought only life's pleasures and easy access to libertinism" while on the throne of Naples.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of libertine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of libertine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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