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libertinism

or lib·er·tin·age

[lib-er-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-]
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noun
  1. libertine practices or habits of life; disregard of authority or convention in sexual or religious matters.
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Origin of libertinism

First recorded in 1605–15; libertine + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for libertinism

Historical Examples

  • And in the same way, what are the stories of Byron's libertinism to us?

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I

    John Morley

  • Would they be suffered to be so, if libertinism were in the ascendant?

  • He was pure and chaste in reality, but exhibited every appearance of libertinism.

  • We tried it in England, and we had a severe reaction to libertinism.

    Nonsenseorship

    G. G. Putnam and Others

  • Ovid, in his libertinism, displays his vigorous and ardent vitality.