What is another word for libertine?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪbətˌiːn] (IPA)

Libertine is a term used to describe a person who is indulgent in their behavior and lacks moral restraint or beliefs. There are several synonyms to this word, such as debauchee, hedonist, and lecher. A debauchee takes pleasure in excessive indulgences, especially in food and drink. A hedonist is someone who seeks pleasure and self-indulgence above all else, often without regard for moral or ethical considerations. A lecher is a man who is indulgent in sexual desires or who behaves in a way that suggests he has no moral restraint. Using these synonyms can help to expand one's vocabulary and understanding of the diverse behaviors and personalities of individuals.

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What are the hypernyms for Libertine?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for libertine?

Libertine is a term used to describe a person who behaves in a lascivious and sexually indulgent manner. In contrast to this term, there are several antonyms that portray more virtuous behavior. The first antonym is "puritan," which refers to an individual who adopts a strict moral code and avoids anything perceived as sinful or frivolous. Another antonym is "chaste," which denotes a person who refrains from sexual activity, often due to religious or personal beliefs. A more modern antonym is "prude," which describes someone who is excessively modest or prudish in sexual matters. Lastly, "modest" is an antonym that denotes a person who is humble and reserved in behavior or attire.

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Usage examples for Libertine

"Tell me," he cried, still hesitating, "is it from that libertine, Sir Harry Payne?"
"The Master of the Ceremonies"
George Manville Fenn
Major Rockley-the cruel, insolent libertine-had a post-chaise waiting; by a trick Claire was to be got out, and down the broad walk, led like a sheep to the slaughter by her weak, half-tipsy brother, and then carried off.
"The Master of the Ceremonies"
George Manville Fenn
A frank libertine may be an amusing fellow.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer

Famous quotes with Libertine

  • The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
    William Pitt
  • It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
    George Santayana
  • I am a libertine, but I am not a nor a , and since I am compelled to set my apology alongside my vindication, I shall therefore say that it might well be possible that those who condemn me as unjustly as I have been might themselves be unable to offset the infamies by good works as clearly established as those I can contrast to my errors. I am a libertine, but three families residing in your area have for five years lived off my charity, and I have saved them from the farthest depths of poverty. I am a libertine, but I have saved a deserter from death, a deserter abandoned by his entire regiment and by his colonel. I am a libertine, but at Evry, with your whole family looking on, I saved a child—at the risk of my life—who was on the verge of being crushed beneath the wheels of a runaway horse-drawn cart, by snatching the child from beneath it. I am a libertine, but I have never compromised my wife’s health. Nor have I been guilty of the other kinds of libertinage so often fatal to children’s fortunes: have I ruined them by gambling or by other expenses that might have deprived them of, or even by one day foreshortened, their inheritance? Have I managed my own fortune badly, as long as I have had a say in the matter? In a word, did I in my youth herald a heart capable of the atrocities of which I today stand accused?... How therefore do you presume that, from so innocent a childhood and youth, I have suddenly arrived at the ultimate of premeditated horror? No, you do not believe it. And yet you who today tyrannize me so cruelly, you do not believe it either: your vengeance has beguiled your mind, you have proceeded blindly to tyrannize, but your heart knows mine, it judges it more fairly, and it knows full well it is innocent.
    Marquis de Sade
  • As spread thighs are to the libertine, flights of migratory birds to the ornithologist, the working part of his tool bit to the production machinist, so was the letter V to young Stencil.
    Thomas Pynchon

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