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Meaning of "libertinism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBERTINISM

libertinism  [ˈlɪbətɪnˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBERTINISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Libertinism is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES LIBERTINISM 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 libertinism in the English dictionary

The definition of libertinism in the dictionary is moral dissoluteness; laxity of morals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBERTINISM


Arminianism
ɑːˈmɪnɪənˌɪzəm
charlatanism
ˈʃɑːlətənˌɪzəm
futilitarianism
fjuːˌtɪlɪˈteərɪənˌɪzəm
heroinism
ˈhɛrəʊɪnˌɪzəm
hobgoblinism
hɒbˈɡɒblɪnˌɪzəm
hoydenism
ˈhɔɪdənˌɪzəm
Jacobinism
ˈdʒækəbɪnˌɪzəm
Keynesianism
ˈkeɪnzɪənˌɪzəm
larrikinism
ˈlærɪkɪnˌɪzəm
lionism
ˈlaɪənˌɪzəm
mandarinism
ˈmændərɪnˌɪzəm
Moravianism
məˈreɪvɪənˌɪzəm
Neo-Darwinism
ˌniːəʊˈdɑːwɪnˌɪzəm
paeanism
ˈpiːənˌɪzəm
plebeianism
pləˈbiːənˌɪzəm
polydaemonism
ˌpɒlɪˈdaɪmənˌɪzəm
sectarianism
sɛkˈtɛərɪənˌɪzəm
tectonism
ˈtɛktənˌɪzəm
Victorianism
vɪkˈtɔːrɪənˌɪzəm
Zoroastrianism
ˌzɒrəʊˈæstrɪənˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBERTINISM

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBERTINISM

albinism
alpinism
antifeminism
Calvinism
chauvinism
cretinism
Darwinism
determinism
ecofeminism
feminism
hyperinsulinism
indeterminism
Jainism
Leninism
male chauvinism
Marxism-Leninism
mechanism
Philistinism
routinism
Stalinism
terminism

Synonyms and antonyms of libertinism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «libertinism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBERTINISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

放荡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libertinaje
570 millions of speakers

English

libertinism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

libertinism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فجور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

распущенность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

libertinagem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

libertinism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

libertinage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Libertinisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Libertinage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

放蕩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

libertinism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Libertinism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghĩa tự do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

libertinism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वातंत्र्यवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çapkınlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libertinaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

libertynizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розбещеність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

libertinism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

libertinism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

libertinism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

libertinism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

libertinism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of libertinism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTINISM»

The term «libertinism» is normally little used and occupies the 136.788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTINISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «libertinism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «libertinism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBERTINISM»

Discover the use of libertinism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to libertinism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Performing Libertinism in Charles II's Court: Politics, ...
This book argues that the performative nature of Restoration libertinism is its defining constitutive element, one that radically challenged a Stuart ideology that distinguished between the nation's public life and the king's and his ...
Jeremy Webster, 2005
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Honest Sins: Georgian Libertinism and the Plays and Novels ...
While Tom Jones was Henry Fielding's most complete embodiment of this new ideal, Tiffany Potter shows that the revised Georgian libertinism informs and illuminates all of his work.
Tiffany Potter, 1999
3
'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized Sexuality During the ...
Thus are wickedness and libertinism called a knowledge of the world, a knowledge of human nature. Sir Charles Grandison (2:17) Should we abandon the term "libertinism"? Scholarly usage varies so widely that we begin to doubt whether ...
Robert P. Maccubbin, 1987
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Libertinism in Medieval Muslim Society and Literature
This book is about an aspect of mediaeval Arabic culture and literature known in Arabic as mujùn (roughly 'libertinism, licentiousness, frivolity, indecency, profligacy, shamelessness, impertinence', etc.), a concept that students of ...
Zoltan Szombathy, 2013
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Cultures of Corruption: British Libertinism and Its Colonial ...
This work, then, contributes to an enrichment of our understanding of the fascinating culture and literature of libertinism as it extends beyond the standard British figures and texts that one normally encounters in scholarship.
Sayanti Ganguly Puckett, 2009
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Horæ psalmodicæ; or, A popular view of the Psalms of David, ...
ON. LIBERTINISM. Among the multitudes of men of liberal education and cultivated minds, with which the higher and middling classes of modern Society abound, numbers are certainly to be found possessed not only of the amiable, but also of ...
Horae, 1807
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Rethinking "Gnosticism": An Argument for Dismantling a ...
or. Libertinism? Introduction The “two option” model for gnostic ethics mentioned at the beginning of the previous chapter has not gone completely unchallenged in modern scholarship.1 However, it is not clear that most criticisms have had ...
Michael Allen Williams, 1999
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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings
Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine.
Marquis de Sade, Richard Seaver, Austrin Wainhouse, 2007
9
Admired and Understood: The Poetry of Aphra Behn
Behn adopts the tactic of disassociation when she portrays female libertinism as a hypocritical characteristic of those who exhibit the behavior for which they criticize her. The aptly-named Lady Galliard, anxious to be seduced by the rake ...
Michael L. Stapleton, 2004
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My religion
A person acquainted with Greek would construe as follows: irap«Kros, "except, outside," koyov, "the matter, the cause," iropvelas, "of libertinism," iro«i, " obliges," avn)v, " her," po:xao6u, " to be an adulteress " — which rendering gives, word for  ...
Leo Tolstoy (graf), 1885

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBERTINISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term libertinism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shaming the Obamas Over Lena Dunham Doesn't Help Anyone
Girls is soft-core porn and Dunham's sexual libertinism isn't appropriate for teenagers. Few things seem more fraught than telling parents how to raise their ... «Big Think, Jul 15»
2
Does Savannah need a vision for a revised alcohol ordinance?
And there's a bit of libertinism, too, which echoes the city's longstanding acceptance of eccentricity. To-go cups in Savannah have also turned ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
3
Explore: Let them hear
Jesus criticized the believers there for holding to the teachings of a group called the Nicolaitians, who were known for their libertinism and ... «Baptist Standard, Jul 15»
4
Madness, Music and Modernity: Studying Structural Oppression …
In Hogarth's print series it is licentious behavior that was a sharp critique of the middle-class libertinism encouraged by aristocratic culture. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
Film classics come out of the vaults
Based on the Marquis de Sade's infamous 1785 novel, 120 Days of Sodom or the School of Libertinism, the film unflinchingly deals with (and ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
6
Democracy, whiskey, sexy: Liberty demands responsibility
Our Najafite didn't spontaneously blurt this quirky mingle of institutionalized liberty and libertinism. The New York Times said he replied to a ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
7
Austin Bay: Democracy, whiskey, sexy: liberty demands responsibility
Our Najafite didn't spontaneously blurt this quirky mingle of institutionalized liberty and libertinism. The New York Times said he replied to a ... «Lewiston Sun Journal, Jul 15»
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Ross Douthat is a clueless scold: How he just exposed the …
But while conservatives would tell you that the decline in marriage reflects the very cultural libertinism that also brought gay people out of the ... «Salon, Jun 15»
9
Feminism Loses Its Mind Over Boobs
... constantly negates its own arguments because it can't decide what serves its cause better: Victorian prudishness or Bacchanalian libertinism. «Reason, Jun 15»
10
The Battle of Indiana and the Promise of Battles to Come
... support to ameliorate the consequences of sexual libertinism are present in the fights over abortion, gay rights, and now transgender issues. «InsiderOnline, Jun 15»

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