libertine

Part of speech: adjective

Dissolute; licentious.

Part of speech: noun

A licentious man; seducer.

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Usage examples "libertine":

  1. If the moralist distinguishes between actions that are evil because they are forbidden, and those that are forbidden because they are evil, the libertine has a counter- distinction between those that are forbidden because they are pleasant, and those that are pleasant because they are forbidden. - "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
  2. True, the insolence of that libertine, Walter Butler, affronted me, and it gave me a sour pleasure to think how I should quiet his swagger with one plain word aside. - "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. Nor was the courtly vice of the libertine the only drawback to the virtuous character assigned to Hastings by Comines. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.