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libertine

lib·er·tine

libertine

 
 
pronunciation:
lI br tin
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who acts without moral restraint or conscience, esp. in sexual behavior.
The pirates were known to be libertines.
synonyms:
debaucher, profligate, rake, wanton
similar words:
Casanova, decadent, hedonist, lecher, Lothario, philanderer
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting without restraint; dissolute; amoral.
The behavior of the hippies was considered libertine by members of the community.
synonyms:
dissolute, licentious, profligate, rakish, wanton
antonyms:
moral, strait-laced
similar words:
amoral, debauched, immoral, lecherous, lewd, loose, promiscuous, wild
Word Parts
The word libertine contains the following part:
liber1 Latin root that means free