What does the word libertine mean?

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by 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 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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