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The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
William Pitt

Meaning of "libertine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LIBERTINE

(Freedman, dissolute person): from Latin lībertīnus freedman, from lībertus freed, from līber free.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBERTINE

libertine  [ˈlɪbəˌtiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBERTINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Libertine can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LIBERTINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Libertine

A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertines put value on physical pleasures, meaning those experienced through the senses. As a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, particularly in France and Great Britain. Notable among these were John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, and the Marquis de Sade.

Definition of libertine in the English dictionary

The definition of libertine in the dictionary is a morally dissolute person. Other definition of libertine is morally dissolute.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBERTINE


astatine
ˈæstəˌtiːn
barbotine
ˈbɑːbəˌtiːn
betacarotene
ˌbiːtəˈkærəˌtiːn
carotene
ˈkærəˌtiːn
creatine
ˈkriːəˌtiːn
desyatin
ˈdɛsjəˌtiːn
dietine
ˈdaɪəˌtiːn
duvetine
ˈdjuːvəˌtiːn
duvetyn
ˈdjuːvəˌtiːn
duvetyne
ˈdjuːvəˌtiːn
emetine
ˈɛməˌtiːn
gamma-carotene
ˈɡæməˈkærəˌtiːn
gelatine
ˈdʒɛləˌtiːn
guillotine
ˈɡɪləˌtiːn
narcotine
ˈnɑːkəˌtiːn
nicotine
ˈnɪkəˌtiːn
phosphocreatine
ˌfɒsfəˈkriːəˌtiːn
rabatine
ˈræbəˌtiːn
spessartine
ˈspesəˌtiːn
zygotene
ˈzaɪɡəˌtiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBERTINE

liberator
liberatory
Liberec
Liberia
Liberian
libero
libertarian
libertarianism
liberticide
liberties
libertinage
libertinism
liberty
Liberty bodice
liberty cap
Liberty Enlightening the World
liberty hall
liberty horse
Liberty Island
liberty ship

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBERTINE

argentine
Augustine
Byzantine
clementine
Constantine
Gilbertine
intestine
lacertine
Lamartine
nemertine
Palestine
pristine
routine
serpentine
Stine
tartine
tine
travertine
valentine
vespertine

Synonyms and antonyms of libertine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIBERTINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «libertine» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of libertine

Translation of «libertine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBERTINE

Find out the translation of libertine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of libertine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «libertine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放荡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libertino
570 millions of speakers

English

libertine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनैतिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فاجر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

развратник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

libertino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

libertin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Libertine
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Libertin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

放蕩者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

난봉꾼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Libertine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trụy lạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காமுகன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिबर्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ahlaksız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libertino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

libertyn
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розпусник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

libertin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακόλαστος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

losbandige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

libertin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Libertine
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of libertine

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTINE»

The term «libertine» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.398 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTINE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about libertine

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3 QUOTES WITH «LIBERTINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word libertine.
1
Alexis Arquette
I realized I'm not the kind of person who wants to go with the flow and fit in. I'm an agitator, I'm opinionated, I'm a libertine and leader.
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William Pitt
The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.
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Susan Holloway Scott
Katherine Sedley was the only daughter and heiress to the libertine poet Sir Charles Sedley, and grew into a thoroughly scandalous lady in her own right.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBERTINE»

Discover the use of libertine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to libertine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Libertine: A Play
A sexually charged comedy by the award-winning playwright
Stephen Jeffreys, 1997
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The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in ...
Drawing particularly on overlooked works of pornographic fiction, Giovanni Vitiello offers a frank exploration of the importance of same-sex love and eroticism to the evolution of masculinity in China.
Giovanni Vitiello, 2011
3
Four Restoration Libertine Plays
'The series should shape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University
Deborah Payne Fisk, 2005
4
John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine
John Wilkes remains one of the most colourful and intriguing characters of eighteenth-century Britain.
John Sainsbury, 2006
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I, Libertine
The novel that began as a radio hoax, Theodore Sturgeon’s I, Libertine is a hilarious erotic romp through the royal boudoirs of eighteenth-century London Inspired by a notorious radio hoax in the mid-1950s, popular radio host and ...
Theodore Sturgeon, 2013
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The libertine reader: eroticism and enlightenment in ...
Irresistibly charming or shamelessly deceitful, remarkably persuasive or uselessly verbose, everything one loves to hate—or hates to love—about "French lovers" and their self-styled reputation can be traced to the eighteenth-century ...
Michel Feher, 1997
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When Flesh Becomes Word : An Anthology of Early ...
This edition presents other important examples of libertine literature, including bawdy poetry, a salacious medical treatise, an irreverent travelogue, and a criminal biography.
Bradford K. Mudge Professor in the Department of English University of Colorado at Denver, 2004
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Lord Libertine
And one presented itself in the form of the mysterious Lady Lace! Her practiced flirtations branded her an experienced woman--but her bewitching kisses spoke of innocence and purity. Lord Libertine set himself to seduce the truth from her.
Gail Ranstrom, 2007
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The Rival Widows, Or, Fair Libertine (1735)
Further value is added to this edition through its appendices, which reproduce documents relating to the playwright Elizabeth Cooper and to the Licensing Act of 1737 (including the text of the Act itself).
Cooper, Tiffany Potter, 2013
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Libertine's Kiss
Abandoned by his cavalier father at a young age, William de Veres grew up knowing precious little happiness.
Judith James, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBERTINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term libertine is used in the context of the following news items.
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Musical 'Amazing Grace' has audiences hissing the hero - Press of …
A charismatic Josh Young opens the show strongly as youthful libertine John, with a bravura rendition of an exhilarating song called "Truly ... «Press of Atlantic City, Jul 15»
2
Public hearing closes for controversial Bethel cell tower proposal …
Michael Libertine, an environmental professional working with the applicant, told the council last week North Atlantic Towers is willing to reduce ... «Danbury News Times, Jul 15»
3
Why absinthe still has power, even after its myths have been …
That was the history Brian Robinson of the Wormwood Society related to a group at Libertine in Adams Morgan in June. The Wormwood ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
TOWIE's Jessica Wright and Danielle Armstrong dress up for girls …
Single ladies Jess Wright and Danielle Armstrong proved you don't need a man to have a good time as they partied in London's Libertine Club. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Paula McLain's 'Circling the Sun' about flier Beryl Markham - NY …
Now comes McLain's bio-fic of libertine aviator Beryl Markham. “The Paris Wife” is good, but “Circling the Sun” is much better. Paula McLain's ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Ubuntu's Unity 8 Gets Shell Rotation Fixes, Vulkan API Is Being …
Also, Libertine was successfully built for Nexus 4. share tweet share subscribe. feedly old reader newsblur digg reader rss feed. #Ubuntu#Unity ... «Softpedia News, Jul 15»
7
Bites: The Libertine, Forage Kitchen, Zut! Tavern
The Libertine bar has officially opened in Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood. Photo: The Libertine/Facebook ... «Berkeleyside, Jul 15»
8
Anti-nukes, gay rights & a pioneering libertine scene in Provincetown
“By the turn of the 1960s, the local 'bo-ho' set in Provincetown that included photographer Al Kaplan was reaching a critical mass — and doing ... «Wicked Local Wellfleet, Jul 15»
9
Review: Musical 'Amazing Grace' has you hissing the hero
A charismatic Josh Young opens the show strongly as youthful libertine John, with a bravura rendition of an exhilarating song called "Truly ... «York Daily Record/Sunday News, Jul 15»
10
Riverfront Times weekend events July 17-19 | kplr11.com
... Dominic's Trattoria, J. Bucks, Jimmy's on the Park, The Libertine, Océano Bistro, Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. «kplr11.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Libertine [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/libertine>. Oct 2020 ».
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