[ UK /lˈɪbətˌiːn/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɪbɝˌtin/ ]
  1. a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
  1. unrestrained by convention or morality
    riotous living
    Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
    fast women
    deplorably dissipated and degraded
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How To Use libertine In A Sentence

  • This tradition of tranquil sensuality is of Moslem origin, and is perhaps still strongest among Moslems, but also on Jewish and Christian faces there can be recognized this steady light, which makes it seem as if the Puritans who banish pleasure and libertines who savage her did worse than we had imagined. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part IV
  • They are libertines, people who have gone with the contemporary cultural flow of destroying moral rules and boundaries.
  • Perhaps more surprisingly, Lucio, the rake and libertine, also sees the value of chastity.
  • The prince had become foolhardy and libertine.
  • Mustafa Kemal -- also known as Ataturk, the charismatic army officer who is regarded as the founder of modern Turkey -- is depicted as an alcoholic and libertine whose conquests included a teenage Zsa Zsa Gabor, or so she later claimed. Review of Stephen Kinzer's "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future"
  • Neither was she one of your brazen-faced jilts, with nothing but flimsy balderdash in their talk, and a libertine forwardness in their manners.
  • The Libertines are more like reality TV celebs than old-school rock stars.
  • The same goes for gnostic Christianity, where we had the strict ascetics on the one hand and the extreme libertines on the other.
  • Craig Michael's hangdog portrayal of the libertine and ill-starred artist for the most part manages to avoid suffering genius/nutcase clichés.
  • His first band The Libertines were responsible for some great rock music. The Sun
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